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The Ministry of Power & Energy has organized a series of programs to educate the general public on the Energy Conservation Strategies. The first programms of this nature was conducted today (01.02.2011) at 9.00 a.m. in the World Trade Centre under the patronage of Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka.

At this programs targeted the public and private sector workers, the advantages of using the electrical appliances under conserved strategies in the domestic consumption as well as in office time consumption were introduced. Minister pointed out that 15% of electricity can be saved by following the electricity conservation strategies by the electricity consumers in the public and private sectors.

Addressing the gatherings the Minister said…

“We are trying our best to generate electricity to cater the ever increasing demand. Our objective is to provide the requirements of the electricity consumers continuously and qualitatively to avoid them being inconvenient. In order to achieve this goal, we need the support of the people. If they economically use the electricity and conserve the electricity it, it will be helpful for us to solve the power crisis. Further it will relieve the consumers from the burden of high bills. Our people have no clear understanding about this concept. We intend to conduct one programs like this per Week in Island wide level. We fervently hope that people would be educated on the energy conservation through these programrms and behave not to create a power crisis in the country”.

Senior officials of the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority, workers of the hotels Hilton, Taj Samudra and Galadari and a large number of employees of the institutions within the World Trade Centre participated in this programme.