Sri Lanka maintains a 24 hour continuous power supply among SARC region countries. Sri Lanka claims the proud of one and only country which maintained 100% demand for electricity. Sri Lanka has to move towards renewable energy as a sustainable solution for power crisis. His Excellency Petri Peltonen, as the Deputy Minister of Economic Cooperation and Labor Relations of Finland said that he congratulates Sri Lanka for the progress it has achieved so far.
His Excellency, Petri Peltonen expressed his view during bilateral official discussion held with the Minister of Power and Renewable Energy yesterday (12) in the evening hour at the Auditorium of the Ministry of Power and Energy.
The Deputy Minister of Finland said that he would make the power sector of his country aware on the renewable energy source used within Sri Lanka as a step in order to strengthen the diplomatic ties between two countries further and to take necessary action to be adopted such strategies. In the meantime, a lengthy discussion on strategy of conservation of energy followed as a solution for energy crisis was held between the Deputy Minister of Finland and the subject Minister of Power. In particular, further a discussion on power generation by sea waves continued during this meeting. The Deputy Minister of Finland indicated that he would take action to provide technology of Government of Finland as well as concessionary loan for this effort.
He further held out a promise apart from these matters that he would extend his possible cooperation for renewable energy project of this country in order to strengthen the amiable friendship between two countries. The Minister of Power and Renewable Energy said that he is expressing his heart felt gratitude for Finland for its cooperation extended to the economic development of this country in last couple of years by strengthening the power system of Sri Lanka.
A further discussion on strengthening and ensuring power cooperation between Sri Lanka and Finland was held between the Minister of Power and Renewable Energy, and the Deputy Minister of Finland during this meeting.
Dr. B.M.S. Battagoda, the Secretary to the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy also participated in this meeting.