LPG gas has dotted the Sri Lankan landscape since the late 1800’s. The introduction of gas illumination in 1872 was the first step in this strategic direction, whilst the household and industrial use of LPG has a history spanning 32 years.
The first use of gas in Sri Lanka goes as far back as 1872. The Colombo Gas and Water Company Ltd was established in that year and provided town gas (generated by coal) to the Colombo city (up to Ratmalana) via pipeline.
The Colombo Gas Company was established on 8th September 1992 and continued supplying Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) to Sri Lanka.
In 1995 when the government owned Colombo Gas Company was privatized, Shell Gas Lanka Ltd (SGLL) was formed. The Company was set up as a joint venture where the multinational Shell acquired a 51% shareholding and the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) retained the balance 49% stake.
Litro Gas Lanka Limited (LGLL) was formed when Shell decided to sell its 51% stake in Sri Lanka in November 2010. With this sale the new brand “Litro Gas” was created. Currently, the Company is engaged in importing, storing, filling, marketing and selling LPG throughout the Island.
Sri Lanka depends on imported LPG to bridge the growing gap between demand and the limited local production by Ceylon Petroleum Corporation’s (CPC) Refinery in Sapugaskanda.
To meet this demand, the GOSL also took steps to purchase the Shell owned LPG Storage Terminal situated in Kerawalapitiya. The LPG Storage Terminal was re-named Litro Gas Terminal Lanka (Private) Limited (LGTLL). This investment consists of an 8,000 mt import and storage terminal. Litro Gas also owns a modernized LPG bottling plant situated in Mabima, Sapugaskanda which is one of the largest in the region and a fleet of modernized LPG tanker trucks.
To be the trusted partner of first choice
To ensure Litro Gas Lanka Ltd is the most sought after company with a culture of high performing, competent, professional staff who are accountable and responsible for delivering the desired growth aspirations in a sustainable manner.
To deliver business goals as required by the shareholders.
To keep our commitments to other stakeholders such as customers, the general public, the government, suppliers and the media etc. by winning their trust and confidence and living up to their expectations.
To be the most preferred business partner of our stakeholders by consistently delivering high quality products and services in a socially responsible manner.
To deliver best-in-class products and services exceeding customer/society expectations by consistently offering and managing: value for money, customer relationships, cost effective and efficient processes and cost efficient logistics.
Employees share the core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. We also firmly believe in the fundamental importance of trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism and pride in what we do.
Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Limited acquired 100 per cent of the issued shares of Litro Gas Terminal Lanka (Pvt) Ltd and 51 per cent of the issued shares of Litro Gas Lanka Ltd in 2010 .
Sri Lanka Insurance acquired balance shares of 49% of Litro Gas Lanka Limited in year 2014 from .
Mr Anil Koswatte, well known sales and marketing
professional is a leading entrepreneur and the
founder of “Lakarcade”, Asia’s biggest novelty gift &
souvenir chain which he is the CEO and Managing
He held the position of Chairman/CEO and Board Member in a number of reputed government institutions as well as private sector organizations including Sri Lanka Export Development board (EDB), Gem & Jewellery Authority (NGJA).
He also boasts over 25 years of marketing and strategic experience at Nestle, the leading Multinational food company in the world. Mr Koswatte also served in the capacity of an advisor to the International Trade and Export Development Minister, Prof. G.L. Peiris. He is also one of the founding members of the Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE).