Power and Energy Minister Ravi Karunanayake secured Cabinet approval today to open tenders for immediate power purchases.
Mr. Karunanayake told the Daily Mirror that he took steps to open tenders in advance rather than waiting till an emergency occurred. “In the past, there was a last-minute rush in getting tenders opened for power purchases in the event of an emergency. I want to avoid it,” he said. (Kelum Bandara)