Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Mr. Ranjith Siyambalapitiya says that the government has decided to charge a concessionary electricity fare for motors used for drawing water in agricultural activities. The minister stated this while participating in the National Electricity mobile service held in Badulla.
The minister further said,
“We are helping in uplifting the agricultural activities in Sri Lanka and a new concessionary electricity fare will be introduced for agricultural activities. The cost for the production of electricity is lower during 10 P.M. to 6 A.M. and we are hoping to give that advantage for farmers to ease their agricultural activities. We are going to start this program from the Jaffna district.”
Parallel to this mobile service, Badulla district received the status of 100% electrification. Also a solar panel system was offered to the Muthiyangana Rajamaha Vihara under the program “Soorya Bala Sangramaya” (Battle for Solar energy)”
Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva, Minister Harin Fernando, and the chief minister Chamara Sampath Dasanayaka participated in this event.