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Solar energy, wind power to generate electricity to meet future power demand: Minister

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Power Minister Dullas Alahapperuma yesterday said, he was moving towards a pattern of generating electricity using solar energy and wind power, targeting the dry climatic conditions.

He expressed his views at a discussion with the Maldivian High Commissioner Omar Abdul Razzak at the Ministry.

He also mentioned the power sector in Sri Lanka has gone beyond the traditional power generating process and now moving towards renewable energy sources.

As the Minister in charge of the subject, Minister Alahapperuma had entrusted with the task of continually meeting the demand for electricity in the country in a quality and cost-effective manner.

The Maldivian High Commissioner said, he was pleased with the Sri Lankan power sector, which has been hailed as the 24-hour power supplying nation in South Asia and thanked the Minister for his unique role as Minister of Power and Energy. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 6

  • Lal Saturday, 13 March 2021 03:26 PM

    After long time minister!!

    samson Saturday, 13 March 2021 03:51 PM

    Good that you see reality. Solar is the solution in countries like ours. Initial cost and no fuel cost later. Assist all industries, businesses and households to install solar and the govt can forget about new power plants, also you will have to close down some.

    ram Saturday, 13 March 2021 05:44 PM

    govt. should encourage public to use solar roof for every house. local authorities should be given proper instruction to propose solar roof. Also local companies should reduce their profit and make solar roof available to all.

    CharmD Saturday, 13 March 2021 06:25 PM

    Why are you investing so much in coal power then? Have you got a roadmap to cut the carbon emissions?

    Peacemaker Saturday, 13 March 2021 08:43 PM

    Dullas has no idea what he’s talking about

    Jeeves Sunday, 14 March 2021 05:30 PM

    Clean, sustainable energy is what we need, and what we should aim for instead of coal.

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