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Cablegate: Foreign Government's Expressions Of

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UNCLAS COLOMBO 001261

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 4530/MAC/ANESA/OSA
EMBASSIES FOR FCS OFFICES

E.O 12958: N/A
TAGS: BTIO CE ECONOMICS
SUBJECT: FOREIGN GOVERNMENT'S EXPRESSIONS OF
INTEREST TO INVEST IN THE PETROLEUM MARKET

1.542/01/T0016
2.071803
3.TLMANLOWE
4.542
5.N
6A.CONTACT
6B.FINANCIAL ADVISOR, ERNEST & YOUNG
6C. RUWAN FERNANDO/AASIRI GUNASEKERA
201 DE SARAM PLACE, COLOMBO 10, SRI LANKA OR
ANDY BROGAN/NIGEL ROBINSON
BECKET HOUSE, 1 LAMBETH PLACE RD., LONDON SE1
7EU,ENGLAND
7. PHONE: +94-1-697363 OR +44-20-7951-4793
8. FAX: +94-1-697369 OR +44-20-7620-0940
E-MAIL: Ruwan.Fernando@lk.ey.com OR
Aasiri.Gunasekera@lk.ey.com
E-MAIL: abrogan@uk.ey.com OR nrobinson1@uk.ey.com
WEB SITE: WWW.PERC.GOV.LK (LOWER CASE)
9. 201
10. S5171...PETROLEUM BULK STATIONS AND TERMINALS
S5541...FILLING STATIONS - RETAIL
- RETAIL
S6792...MISCELLANEOUS INVESTMENTS - OIL
11. COMMENTS:

Product Data
A. Detailed product description: Expressions of
Interest (EOI) are called from international
petroleum companies with a proven track record in
petroleum product retailing. The offer will
include:
(1) Approximately one hundred filling stations.
(2) 1/3 share of the company incorporated to
hold storage, transport and distribution
infrastructure.
(3) Access to dealers/independent franchise
holders to enter into long term dealer
contracts

B. Other Information: EOI should include:
(1) Details of the company together with details
of nominated contact person, postal address,
telephone numbers, fax number and e-mail
address.
(2) Details of company's international downstream
petroleum operations including years in the
industry, total presence, product marketed,
brand names and number and type of retail
outlets.
(3) Annual reports and audited accounts for the
past three years and the company profile.


EOIs should be sent to the financial advisor on or
before August 05, 2003 and short listed investors will
be contacted after assessment of EOIs.

The Government of Sri Lanka and its entity the Ceylon
Petroleum Corporation (CPC) through Public Enterprises
Reform Commission (PERC) are seeking EOIs to acquire
part of its filling station network together with 1/3
of storage, transportation and related infrastructure.

REMARKS: The U.S. Embassy would appreciate receiving
notification of U.S. firms' interest, which can be sent
to:
Commercial Attach
U.S. Embassy
210 Galle Road, P.O. Box 106
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Phone: 94-1-448007
Fax: 94-1-437345
E-mail: ManloweTL@state.gov

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