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The Minister of Power and Renewable energy Mr. Ranjith Siyambalapitiya revealed that, the 100% electrification of the Polonnaruwa district will be held on the second week of January 2016 with the patronage of the president Maithripala Sirisena. This will be held in accordance with the “Ratama Eliyai, Adura Duralai” (A brighter country – banishing darkness) National Electrification programme.
The minister unveiled that participating in the progress review meeting of the “Ratama Eliyai, Adura Duralai” National Electrification programme at Elleweva, Dimbulagala at the Polonnaruwa district. He instructed the officials to speed up the work and to find out solutions to the practical issues encountered in fulfilling the task.The minister also said that he is expecting to achieve this target by the 10th of January 2016.
Mr. Anura Wijepala the Chairman, Mr. N.C Wickramasekara the General Manager and officials from the of the Ceylon Electricity Board participated in the meeting along with the Political authority, District Secretary of Polonnaruwa and other government officials.