Author Archives: lankaioctest

Notice for appointment of retail outlet dealers (petrol shed)

LANKA IOC PLC has created a new Petrol Sheds experience in Sri Lanka for the esteemed customers through services that add value to the offerings at the Petrol Sheds developed by the company over a period of time. Lanka IOC is committed to serve for the petroleum needs of the nation by providing fuels of international standards in Sri Lanka, In our endeavor to expand the Retail network throughout the island, we are looking for dynamic entrepreneurs who possess suitable land for setting up Petrol Shed and are willing to partner with Lanka IOC in providing the best fuel and services to the customers.


Download Application (in Sinhala)

Download Application (in Tamil)

Download Application (in English)

Appointment of Regular Retail Outlet




SERVO° Lube Distributor Wanted

LANKA IOC PLC invites applications to appoint Distributors for SERVO Lubricants in the following districts:

Anuradhapura, Badulla, Galle, Colombo/Outer Colombo, Hambantota, Monaragala,  Mahiyanaganaya, Vavuniya, Mannar and All Island distributors  for Rubber Process Oil and TATA Genuine Oil


An exciting business opportunity to partner a progressive company


Lanka IOC PLC is an overseas venture of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd; which is a Fortune “Global 500″company with a ranking of 137th for the year 2018. The company currently operates 207 petrol sheds and distributed SERVO Lubricants throughout the island through its exclusive distribution network and petrol sheds. It is one of the leading listed companies in Sri Lanka with a turnover of USD 500 Million during the year 2018/2019.

SERVO is the largest selling brand of Lubricants in India and the second largest selling brand in Sri Lanka. It has spread its footprint in over 35 countries across the globe.

Interested agencies / parties with a sound financial background and ready to invest approximately Rs. 5-10 Million, with suitable experience in the business, having a good distribution network, adequate manpower and infrastructure may apply. Application forms are to be sent along with credentials, either by post or by email, within 21 days from the date of this advertisement so as to reach the address given below.

For more details of the eligibility and other details, please visit our website: Application forms can be downloaded from our website or collected from Lanka IOC Head Office at Colombo.

For further information please contact:

Ms. Shalini Sureshkumar, Executive Supply & Distribution: 075 9 278 056

Mr. Manjula Abeywickrama, Asst. Manager Commercial : 075 9 278 002


The Senior Vice President (Lubes Marketing & Production)
Level 20, West Tower, Echelon Square, World Trade Centre, Colombo 01.

Download Application

Download Guidelines


Click to enlarge image


Click to enlarge image


Click to enlarge image


Lanka IOC Plc Donates Bags to School Children

Lanka IOC Plc Trincomalee Oil Terminal handed over 100 nos School Bags to children of families below the poverty line under the Trincomalee District Samurdhi Programme. This event was organized by the District Secretariat, Trincomalee and was done in the presence of Mr N A A Pushpakumara, Government Agent and District Secretary, Trincomalee. 300 nos of participants attended the programme.

Trincomalee District Samurdhi Children programme conducts various competitions annually for children in Essay Writing, Drawings, Debates, Poem writing and other cultural events in Sinhala and Tamil.

Mr Benoj Paul, VP (Ops & LBP) and Mr T Chiranjeevi, VP (Ops) handed over bags to the winners of the cultural events in the presence of Mr N A A Pushpakumara, Government Agent (GA). The GA and his team appreciated LIOC for extending the support for various welfare events.

click to enlarge


click to enlarge

Lanka IOC Attains Benchmark ISO Certification

In our tireless attempts to ensure customer and environment safety, Lanka IOC’s Trincomalee terminal has attained a benchmark standard, becoming the first such terminal in the country to be accorded with the ISO 14001: 2015 certification.

Contributing to 15 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, this certification emphasizes our team’s commitment to create only the best experiences for our customers while prioritizing environmental sustainability.

Inauguration of new Green RO of Lanka IOC PLC


Mr. Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra, Director (Human Resources), Indian Oil Corporation & Chairman, Lanka IOC and Mr. Shyam Bohra, Managing Director of LIOC recently inaugurated the new Lanka IOC Retail Outlet in Pepiliyana, Colombo. This is part of a corporate dealership with M/s Southern Petroleum. M/s Southern Petroleum is part of a highly diversified business group of Sri Lanka  M/s Laugfs Holdings Ltd.

This RO at Pepiliyana is special in many senses. It further strengthens our presence in Colombo which is the most important market in Sri Lanka. For the first time such a Solar Canopy has been designed & installed at any RO. Furthermore, this RO is being certified as Green RO by Green Building Council of Sri Lanka. Once certified, as per GreenSL this is going to be first such RO in Sri Lanka & most probably first such certified RO in Asia. Aim for such certification is to bring focus on importance of environment sustainability & reduce Carbon footprint. This becomes more important for us as we are operating in Petroleum industry, our products being responsible for lot of carbon emissions. For GreenSL certification, following activities are being done besides other compliances:

  1. Harvesting of rain water
  2. Disposal of waste water/garbage
  3. Planting of green plants like bamboo trees etc
  4. Interlock grass paving/creation of vertical gardens, etc
  5. LED lighting at the Canopy , Sales building and street lights
  6. Fixing of Vapor recovery at the vent lines and fuel dispensing nozzles.
  7. Updated maintenance and fire protection system, etc.

Mr. Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra, Chairman LIOC also inaugurated the linking of the Solar Power System to the National Grid. This momentous event, marking the first green petrol station in Sri Lanka, was concluded with the planting of saplings & mementos to all the staff of the Retail Outlet.


Lanka IOC and Indian CEO Forum conducted free health screening camp in Colombo

Contributing to public welfare and community growth through a series of CSR projects under the theme “WE CARE”, Lanka IOC recently launched another free health screening camp at its retail outlet (Havelock Road, Colombo 06). This project was organized by Lanka IOC in close coordination with Indian CEO Forum (ICF). A religious ceremony marked the inauguration of the program, following the undertaking of a vow to ensure health screening and treatment for a maximum of people in the country to provide significant impact.

The program amassed an impressive level of response and appreciation, having accomplished a reach of over 200 people. The camp administered free medical checkups, including diagnoses of medical deficiencies and complications as well as respective treatments. Helpage Sri Lanka offered 10 officials to this cause (comprising of a doctor and other medical staff) to attend to the patients. Lanka IOC and ICF ensured the use of sophisticated medical equipment for the purpose of accurate diagnoses and quality health care in screening patients for various diseases including diabetes, blood pressure and vision difficulties. Additionally, medicine and spectacles were provided free of charge to the underprivileged and patients in need.

Upon diagnosis of a critical illness, patients were then referred to hospitals for further testing and treatment.

Speaking on Lanka IOC’s commitment to community welfare, Mr. Shyam Bohra, Managing Director of Lanka IOC PLC and President, Indian CEO Forum states: “We use our energy and resources to benefit the community at large. We are proud to be a socially responsible corporate entity, having organized a series of social service projects under the theme, “WE CARE”. We have helped support flood affected areas such as Rathnapura, Matara and Akuressa with our free medical service camps so that the benefit is shared with a maximum number of people.”

In addition to the health camps launched at Weligama, Matara, Rathnapura and Akuressa during the course of the year, Lanka IOC PLC has also been actively engaged in supporting communities across the country through various other welfare programs, including ambulance donation, blood donation, providing availability of English Language education to under privileged children, library donations to rural communities, wheel chair contributions and tree planting campaigns. As a socially conscious and responsible organization, Lanka IOC PLC will continue to organize such CSR activities to ensure and uplift the social wellbeing of Sri Lanka’s citizens.

This event was supported by active participation of Mr. Kishore Reddy, Mr. Prakash, Mr. J. Sen etc. from Indian CEO Forum.



Notice for Servo Lube Distributor


LANKA IOC PLC invites applications to appoint Distributors for Servo Lubricants in the following districts:

• Anuradhapura • Badulla • Galle • Hambantota • Outer Colombo • Monaragala • Mahiyangana and a Marine Stockists for Island wide distribution.


Enclosure to Application Form for Servo Lube Distributor (LD) Guidelines to Candidates

Note: Lanka IOC reserves the right to change the above “Are of Operation (Territory) at any point of time.

  • We are on the lookout for strong, energetic and self-motivated associates to partner with us on this challenging but exciting and rewarding initiative. The associates are expected to spearhead the systematic distribution, promotion and selling of our products in the assigned area thereby participating with us in the exciting growth opportunity.
  • Applicant should be an Individual or Firm (Proprietorship or Partnership) or Co-operative Society or Limited Company.
  1. Eligibility:
    1. Sri Lankan by Citizenship.
    2. Not less than 21 years of age and not more than 60 year of age on the date of application
    3. Minimum A level or recognized equivalent. Preference for qualified professionals.

(i) If the candidate is an individual he/she should be domiciled or be resident or have established business in Sri Lanka.

(ii) If the candidate is a Partnership firm, at least one partner should be domiciled or be resident or have established business or the partnership firm itself should have established business in Sri Lanka.

(iii)  If the candidate is a Co-operative Society or Limited Company, the society or company as the case may be, should have established business in Sri Lanka.

1. SOUND to initially generate a working capital of minimum Rs.5-10 million.


2. Limited Companies & Registered Co-operative Societies/Consumer Co-operative Societies making a net profit for the previous three consecutive financial years as certified by Chartered Accountant can apply provided they do not have any criminal records. AGE AND EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA WILL NOT BE APPLICABLE IN THESE CASES.


3. Candidates convicted for any criminal offence including that of moral turpitude / economic offences (other than Freedom Struggle), are not eligible to apply.


4. In case of partnership firm, each partner should individually meet the eligibility criteria except 1(d). Partnership firm must meet the eligibility criteria 1(d) as a whole.


5. Existing Lube Distributors of LIOC are not eligible to apply. LD whose distributorship contract has expired before the date of application and there is no renewal request pending at LIOC as on the date of application can apply.


6. Existing Stockiests / Distributors of competing brand of Servo can apply. On selection and appointment the person is to resign from the Stockiestship / Distributorship of the competing brand & resignation accepted within three months of appointment as LD.


7. Firm/Proprietor/Partners of any Lube manufacturing firm are not eligible to apply. Limited Company/Registered co-operative society manufacturing Lubricants are not eligible to apply. Chairman/Managing Director/Directors or any other functionary of any Limited company manufacturing Lubricants can apply as individual. Once selected and received LOI for the Lube distributorship, such applicant is to resign from any capacity in the Limited Company and board resolution accepting such resignation to be submitted to LIOC before appointment as Lube Distributorship.


8. Candidates with successfully demonstrated capability in redistribution for at least 3 years as dealership of products like chemicals, gases, machinery spare parts, lubricants etc) would be preferred. Capabilities in Lubricant distribution would be an added advantage.


9. The candidate selected as LD shall be a full time working distributorship. Further, details of the eligibility criteria and conditions as mentioned in the Application Form shall apply.


10. Application should be made on prescribed form available on payment of a non-refundable fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees One thousand Only) by a Crossed Account Payee Demand Draft / Pay order drawn on any Scheduled Bank in favour of Lanka IOC PLC payable at Colombo either personally or by making a written request specifying the name of the location, through Registered Post.

Senior Vice President (Lubes Marketing & Production), 


West Tower, World Trade Centre,

Echelon Square, Colombo 01.

Application form can also be downloaded from our Website Candidates applying in the Application form downloaded from our Website are required to enclose the Application fee of Rs 1000/- by a Crossed Account Payee Demand Draft/Pay order drawn on any scheduled Bank in favour of Lanka IOC PLC payable at Colombo.


11. Application forms and enclosures complete in all respect must be submitted in duplicate so as to reach the office address mentioned under item 10 above on or before 1600 hrs on 30th November 2018. The company reserves the right to cancel/ withdraw/ amend this advertisement or extend the due date at its sole discretion without assigning any reason.


12. For any further clarifications, Please contact following personnel with the given contact numbers.


Mr Arafath Ismail –Manager (Lubes & Special Products) :– 075 9 278 004

Mr.Manjula Abeywickrama –Asst.Manager Commercial  : – 075 9 278 002


Click to enlarge image

Download Application

Download Guidelines



Notice for appointment of retail outlet dealers (petrol shed)


LANKA IOC PLC has created a new Petrol Shed experience in Sri Lanka for the esteemed customers through services that add value to the offerings at the Petrol Sheds developed by the company over a period of time. Lanka IOC is committed to serve for the Petroleum needs of the nation by providing fuels of International standards in Sri Lanka, in our endeavor to expand the Retail network throughout the island, we are looking for dynamic entrepreneurs who possess suitable land for setting up Petrol Shed and are willing to partner with Lanka IOC in providing the best fuel and services to the customers.



Click to enlarge advertisement in English

Click to enlarge advertisement in Sinhala


Download Application (in Sinhala)

Download Application (in English)



Lanka IOC organizes a mega workshop on ”CUSTOMER SERVICE TRAINING” and launches “LIFE INSURANCE COVER” scheme for Pump Attendants


Lanka IOC PLC transformed the petroleum landscape in Sri Lanka by providing a new experience to customers through value added services at the LIOC retail outlets, and is committed for continuous improvement in petroleum retailing in the country & ensure regular up gradation in customer services to match best international standards. However branding is incomplete unless customer experience is same across the network. Realizing this Lanka IOC has been continuously working on standardization of customer service experience across its network. Thus apart from regularly improving look of the petrol pumps, Lanka IOC has been regularly working on the improvement in the soft skills of its manpower. Both dealers & staff at a Petrol Station are critical in providing good customer experience. Lanka IOC conducts regular training programs for dealers as well as for pump attendants with the help of the best universities in the country. Experts in the field of sales & marketing imparts trainings to dealers & their staff on regular basis. Considering the nature of business & flammable products being handled at the petrol stations, Safety is of paramount importance at a petrol station. Considering this dealers & pump attendants are also being trained for “Fire & Safety Precautions” through “Fire & Rescue Training Academy, Colombo”. We have identified ‘Pump Attendants’ working at our Petrol Stations as our most important link in our customer services as they being the first touch point for our customers. Focus is on bringing improvement in their life. To help them upgrade their education levels, Lanka IOC has registered select few with NAITA to help them acquire higher education. Slowly this benefit will extend to all pump attendants working with Lanka IOC petrol stations.

In line with our agenda of regular & continuous improvement towards further enhancing the customer service experience in the forecourt, Lanka IOC PLC organized a mega workshop on ”CUSTOMER SERVICE TRAINING” for Pump Attendants at BMICH.

Mr. Shyam Bohra, Managing Director of Lanka IOC PLC, commenting on this event stated ‘Recognizing the importance of our Customer Attendants to our business, we foresee a timely need for a clinical session to increase customer services, adopting best practices, improvements on service quality, Cleanliness, Safety and Health Precautions of both the Customer Attendant and the Retail Outlet, and to adequately empower them to handle difficult situations and strengthening team work.’ Further he stressed on the following core areas on which Lanka IOC will be focusing for the benefits of the Pump Attendants and for the customers; Mobile application for the Pump Attendants as a learning tool for the improvement of the customer service quality of pump attendants; Developing soft skills of the pump attendants to enhance customer service; regular training for improving the awareness of the fire and safety precautions at the ROs, etc.

Approximately 450 Pump Attendants attended the ‘Training Program’, representing the entire retail network of Lanka IOC across the island. Seeing a disciplined work force all well groomed & flashing dark blue Lanka IOC uniform was a visual delight. This initiative was to generate a positive impact and a close relationship with Pump Attendants motivating them to deliver a service par excellence.

Despite suffering huge losses in Auto Fuel sales due to absence of any Pricing Formula in the country, Lanka IOC is not stopping on its agenda of modernizing its retail network & enhancing customer experience. Once again, In a first of its kind of initiative in the petroleum industry in the country, Lanka IOC launched the scheme of Life Insurance Cover for the pump attendants working at LIOC retail outlets across island in association with Allianz Lanka, a global leader in insurance. LIOC offered a Life Insurance Cover of LKR. 500,000 which goes upto LKR One Million in case of Accidental Death Benefit Cover. It also includes Permanent Disability Cover and Partial Disability Cover. This will certainly create the peace of mind and improve the quality of life of the pump attendants.

Lanka IOC PLC, the overseas venture of Indian Oil Corporation is a Fortune 500 company, with the vision of becoming a transnational energy major, set foot into Sri Lanka in June 2002 revolutionizing the petroleum landscape in the island by providing Sri Lankan motorists a new refueling experience offering a range of world class lubricants and branded fuels that include Servo, Xtra Premium Petrol and Xtra Mile Diesel and providing high quality Marine Fuels catering to bunker fuel requirements in ports across Sri Lanka.


International Women’s Day celebration at Lanka IOC


The Women’s Day 2018 celebrations was held at Lanka IOC Head Office on the 08th of March in order to recognize and appreciate the contribution of female staff members in the company.

The management of Lanka IOC appreciated the valuable contributions made by its female staff towards the success of the company’s vision and mission, thus consider it an honor to obtain the services of them in their journey of achieving the strategic objectives.

Lanka IOC invited Dr. Anoma Gamage, Deputy Minister of Petroleum Resources Development as the chief guest of the event. She shared her experience and expertise on the following areas.

  1. Versatile working environment
  2. Women empowerment
  3. Adaptability

At the end of the event to appreciate the contribution of the LIOC ladies, token of appreciation was given by Dr. Anoma Gamage and Mr. Shyam Bohra MD-LIOC.