Govt. to install natural gas unit without cabinet approval: Rathana Thera

10 January 2019 03:17 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Government was attempting to install a Floating Storage Regasification Unit in Negombo without cabinet approval, MP Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera said yesterday.

He told a news briefing that the Government had already called tenders.

“Although this would be adopted as a solution to the energy crisis, it would not become such a move rather politicians would make advantages out of that,” Rathana Thera said.

“The project is assisted by Korea. I am wondering as to why we are seeking the assistance from foreign countries to find solutions to the energy crisis spending huge funds on them, when there are two gas discoveries in Mannar,” he said.

He said he was opposed to this and would hope to bring a Renewable Energy Act to Parliament in the near future.

Meanwhile, he said the prevailing political situation in the county seemed to be chaotic and thus no cabinet paper should be brought and passed.

“If cabinet papers are brought at the interest of the people, I have no issue with that. However, the Government should see that worthwhile cabinet papers being passed at the cabinet,” he added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

 

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  • Chux Thursday, 10 January 2019 01:11 PM

    Dear rev Pls note when you don’t receive sum you always go against the he government that is your usual tactic

    Dhammika Thursday, 10 January 2019 02:28 PM

    The developed world is moving towards RENEWABLE ENERGY such as SOLAR , WIND and HYDRO . We in Sri lanka has an enomorous potential to develop these 3 energy sources without damaging and polluting the enviroment .

    Bo Adolfsson Thursday, 10 January 2019 03:13 PM

    This is not true!The main new energy sources installed are coal and gas.Just now more than 2 000 coal power plants are built in the world. LOL!

    MODA BURUWA Thursday, 10 January 2019 05:50 PM

    COAL and GAS has to be PAID where as WIND , SOLAR and flowing water is FREE .

    Lankan. Friday, 11 January 2019 06:44 AM

    Unwanted work doing parliamentarians. Go and tell banakatha. Shame politicians.

    Ghost Friday, 11 January 2019 07:25 AM

    Rathana Thero, always the spoke in the wheel like his counterparts Wimal and Udaya if 'something' is not forthcoming!!!


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