Hon. Ravikarunanayake minister of power, energy and business development paid his attention towards the following complete and incomplete projects of Ceylon electricity board yesterday (9th). The minister met additional general manager of Ceylon electricity board, deputy general manager, chief engineers , project directors, project managers including senior officials of Ceylon electricity board at the premises of ministry of power, energy and business development and inquired regarding the progress of the projects. The minister inquired regarding the present situations of projects launched by Ceylon electricity board and ministry of power, energy and business development. Further the minister asked that some projects that were failed to contribute to the national grid and further instructed the officials to submit a report in this regard to him.
Honorable minister said that since 2016 solar power systems have been installed at top of the roof. That is the only project that contributed to the national grid and there is no any other projects have been launched to provide electricity to the national grid. Further the minister said that if you want to reduce the lost encountered by Ceylon electricity board, we have to pay more attention towards the renewable energy. Further he said that the projects that are in progress today be expedited.
Hon. Champika Premadhasa state minister of power and renewable energy, Dr. P.M.S.Batagoda secretary to the ministry, Mr.A.K. Samarasinha general manager of Ceylon electricity board senior officials of Ceylon electricity board also participated in this programme.