Cairn India Starts the Phase 2 of Their Oil Exploration in Sri Lanka

The ceremony for laying a foundation for Abimansala 3, try the third wellness resort under the Brave Hearts project has already been done. This project is meant to benefit 50 dependent heroes of war of the northwestern province of Sri-Lanka. The project is ongoing at the Ibbagamuwa Divisional Secretariat. Army Commander Jagath Jayasuriya and Manjulika Jayasuriya (the SVAB president), who both spearhead the Brave Hearts fund-raising, led the ceremony. The state land of 10 acres is adjacent to Deduru Oya banks.


Abimansala 3 will be a classic resort comprising of three residential cottages, a gymnasium, a swimming pool, a medical wing, a ward for 20 inmates, a physiotherapy unit, a library, a medical laboratory, an entertainment hall, a kitchen, administrative units, a herbal treatment unit, an auditorium, an indoor stadium, and eight villas. Each villa will be constructed to a tune of Rs 6 million, and each cottage will cost approximately Rs 4.5 million.


Below is a list of the various units with their financiers alongside them.

Villa 1 – to be funded by the Secretary of Defense Gotabaya Rajapaksa,
Villa 2 – to be funded by Mas Holdings Ltd,
Villa 3 – to be completed by Sri Lanka Insurance,
Villa 4 – to be funded by Singer Ltd,
Villa 5 – to be financed by Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel Company,
Villa 6 – to be funded by Wickremaratne Company Ltd
Villa 7 – to be funded by Commercial Bank,
Villa 8 – to be funded by the Artillery Seva Vanitha Unit and Artillery Regiment,
Security Forces Headquarters at Jaffna – to be funded by Abans (Pvt) Ltd and Army Ordnance Corps,
The three cottages – Seva Vanitha Unit


President Mahinda Rajapaksa came up with the idea of the Abhimansala project. His intention is to offer a lifetime care and assistance to heroes of war who have been disabled. The first Abhimansala located at Anuradhapura accommodates 52 soldiers. Abhimansala 2, located in Wilpitawatta is a home to 50 heroes from the south.


Engineer Service Regiment troops have been assigned the task of completing this third project, just like it was the case with the other projects. They are scheduled to complete the Abimansala 3 in a less than a year. The whole project will cost approximately Rs 360 million.


Approximately 300 war heroes, a majority of whom were in their prime youth, were seriously injured during humanitarian operations, thereby rendering them dependent. These war heroes require 24-hour surveillance, for the rest of their lives. The type of injuries they incurred range from spinal cord, brain damage, amputations, hearing and speech impairment, and total or partial paralysis. Lack of special therapeutic aids and nursing care at domestic level made the Army Commander Jagath Jayasuriya start a project for the relaxation for these veterans, in collaboration SVAB’s Brave Hearts fund-raising project.


This was the idea of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and the army. They have received massive support from the SVAB’s Brave Hearts project, and the general public in setting up Abimansala 1 and Abimansala 2 in the last two years. Besides, the Attidiya-based Mihindu Seth Medura, built by the defense ministry and urban development is now fully functional. This has created a new hope for life under the management of the Sri Lanka Army.

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Cairn India started the phase 2 of their oil exploration in Sri Lanka last February 1 wherein the process was started by drilling the fourth well needed for the project. This next phase of the exploration marks an important step in reducing the efforts of the Sri Lankan government on importing their needs for fuel.

Due to the fact that Sri Lanka is known for importing fuel from other countries, information pills
the exploration has been a much awaited endeavor for a change in the economy of the country. The years of much anticipation to dig up oil from the shores of the country will provide the change needed by the country from the increasing import bill from the use of oil.

With drilling the fourth well, everyone especially the government is assured that they can have their own source of oil for the consumption of their country. Cairn India is known in having rights of drilling from the country’s shore and is expected to eventually find an abundant source of oil enough for the country’s needs. The drilling process of the fourth well is expected to last for about 35 to 40 days. This is possible if there would be no problems in regards with the equipment that will be used for the process. Cairn is known to be having a total of $150 million spent from doing the first phase of the exploration and this second phase is expected to be worth more than that.

Through the start of the new drilling process for the fourth well, everyone will be educated of how the process is doing. It will also provide information for the citizens of what to expect once the process is done.

The Government of Sri Lanka is expecting to collect oil under Cauvery Basin and would potentially reach for about a billion barrels after the work is done in the area of 30, 000 sq km. With this data, other natural gas companies are expected to do further exploration on the island and help in raising the country’s economic state. By having these exploration, oil would never be a scarce resource for the Sri Lanka and would allot the budget to other important needs of the country.