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Hambantota district will achieve 100% electrification before April. Emphasized Mr. Ranjith Siyambalapitiya the minister of power and renewable energy.
“We have decided to provide solar energy systems to one million houses as a solution to power problem. This is the first solar energy park in Sri Lanka. At present this park produce 1.2 MW electricity. This project will stop outflow of money to other countries. The importance of this project is its environment friendliness. The only problem involved in these solar power farms is balancing the system when there is no sunlight. The new technology is capable of providing solutions to that matter. These solar power electricity projects will cause a revolution in the renewable energy” emphasized Mr. Ranjith Siyambalapitiya the minister of power and renewable energy, participating at an inspection tour of the Solar Energy Park at Baruthakanda, Hambantota.
Minister Siyambalapitiya further said,
It is only six months after I resumed duties in this ministry. At this short period of time I was able to identify some main issues in this ministry and to provide speedy solutions for them. One of the major issues I came across was the problem of manpower contract employees. We absorbed 2500 of them to the permanent carder of CEB within two months, facing a lot of challenges. I am happy to say to the balance employees that their problem will be solved before the end of June. My way of solving problems is by joining hands together by affected parties instead pointing out fingers on others. When taking this much efforts people have to think a little before protesting demanding the permanency.” he said.
Parallel to this inspection visit, the progress review meeting of the Hambanatota district was held with the patronage of the minister at the district secretary office Hambantota. The minister said that all the households who do not have electricity at present and all those who already applied for electricity will be provided with electricity. He also requested the state officers to take part actively in this effort to uplift the lives of the people of this country.