Oil, gas prospects in South Sri Lanka sea belt

  • 8 Mar 2009 05:58:59 GMT

    For last few years politicians talking about Mannar basin, Kaveri basin oil, gas. coincidently that happens before an election.

    Stop talking do something.

  • 8 Mar 2009 12:51:25 GMT

    People of srilanka still trusting these politicians and their promises from 1948 to till today. We are idiots and stupids to listen those words

  • 8 Mar 2009 20:45:09 GMT

    [Oil, gas prospects in South Sri Lanka sea belt]

    If Sri Lanka had ANY prospect of mineral oil the US would have `sniffed` it out before we did!

    What we have is coconut oil and the US is not interested in that stuff!

    BTW what`s happening to the all the fanfare and prominence that was given last year about the oil in the Mannar basin and the tenders that were being given to some Indian company (if I remember right) with regard to that??????

    A supposedly expert by the forum name of SenaM was quite sure that oil would soon be spewing out in Mannar!!

  • 8 Mar 2009 21:12:32 GMT

    These are fabricated stories to give some attention, just to get some foreign funds or support to war.

  • 9 Mar 2009 07:37:02 GMT

    (1) Dig a well in one of these areas

    (2) Ask the Minister of Petroleum products to pull out a bucket of petrol from it

    (3) Put a banner headline in the National Press that SRI LANKA has oil!

    In the past our politicians did the same magic stunt.


  • 9 Mar 2009 07:41:18 GMT

    Bummmer! :(

    if true...more bad new for stinkiing peelamists :(

    pawanda :(

    nothing going their way these days :(

    sob sob :( :(

  • 9 Mar 2009 09:41:45 GMT

    [There were positive signs of potential oil and gas reserves in the southern sea belt of Sri Lanka from GALLE to HAMBANTOTA as revealed by a recent seismic survey]

    Oh Man, poor Norwegians were supporting the wrong side all along!

  • 9 Mar 2009 11:22:03 GMT


    One offshore block has been leased to Cairns India. The company paid US$ one million to SL as signing bonus. There is lot to be done before the actual drilling platforms ot rigs are put in place. Cairns India is doing what its supposed to be doing. But it takes time. Oil drilling is not as simple as digging a hole in your backyard. Sorry, Eelamists and Norwegians dream of stealing Sri Lankas`s oil resources is shattered. Too bad, so sad. But its true !!

  • 9 Mar 2009 21:56:21 GMT


    [But it takes time. Oil drilling is not as simple as digging a hole in your backyard]

    You must have been in touch with the `times` from the early 60s! Unfortunately I was not around then! Anyway had I been around in the 60s and begun to dig a hole in my backyard then, I sure would have struck oil or at least the centre of the earth by now!

  • 11 Mar 2009 17:10:22 GMT

    All over the world producers are seeking to reduce the production so that oil drilling for potential reserves is more remote than ever before.