Investment Rs. 52.97 million In 2010 electrification in Polonnaruwa stood at 70%, in 2011 it reached 75% and today it stands at 82% With the inauguration of these five electrification projects with an investment of Rs. 37.76 million, it will provide electricity to 265 families Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka commenced his North and North Central inspection tour from the Anuradhapura district on 25 August, with the intention of commencing the operations of 13 electrification projects in the districts of Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, Killinochchi and Jaffna. Thye minister also inaugurated the Meegaswewa, Pathokwewaand Wadigawewa electrification projects in the Medirigiriya area in Polonnaruwa. The Elahera Puwakgahaulpatha electrification projects was also initiated yesterday (25).
With the commencement of these four electrification projects which were built at a cost of Rs. 52.97 million, will benefit 590 families in the area. The Miriswewa electrification project in Medirigiriya built with an investment of Rs. 19.5 million will provide electrification to 250 families in the area. The Pathokwewa electrification project with an investment of Rs. 10.11 million will provide electricity to 110 families. The Wadigawewa electrification project built at a cost of Rs. 10.28 million will benefit 80 families in the area. The Elahera Puwakgahaulpatha electrification project in the Polonnaruwa district with an investment of Rs. 12.7 will provide electricity to 150 families.
The minister is also scheduled to declare open the Katupuliyankulama, Pandukabhayapura, Rambewa, Thanthirimale and Medavachchiya electrification projects in the Anuradhapura district, which were built at a cost of Rs. 37.76 million for the benefit of 265 families in the area.
The minister addressing the elated recipients of these electrification projects said that electricity was brought to these areas for the sole benefit of the younger generation. He urged the parents to hence use the electricity provided to them to brighten up the futures of these children. He said that no dream was too small, and the government is committed to providing all facilities to the rural areas as well with the aim of uplifting the lives of the people and especially for the benefit of the children in the rural areas. He added that the children of these areas can now realise their dreams of becoming doctors, engineers or who ever they wanted to be.