The department ensures that exploration and production of petroleum resources are carried out using good oil field practices with attention to safety of the people and the equipment, protection of the environment and conservation of the resources.

In carrying out its mandate the department works with the Legal and Land, Benefits, Safety and Environment departments and liaise with other responsible government departments and agencies such as the Department of Defence, Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, The Central Environment Authority and the Marine Environment Protection Authority.



February 15, 2017
Secretary - Ministry of Petroleum Industries interview on ITN 28-12-2016

February 07, 2017
M2 block tender, licensing plans

January 18, 2017
Sri Lanka Commences Marketing Mannar basin Exploration Block M2

October 26, 2016
RFP on National consultant to formulate a Natural Gas(NG) policy and advise PRDS on related matters

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