“Promotion of Solar Power is a must as a remedy for the probable power crisis………”
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“ Soorya Bala Sangramaya will not be terminated……..”


Hon. Ravi Karunanayake emphasizes at a progress review meeting on Soorya Bala Sangramaya.

Hon. Ravi Karunanayake emphasizes that the sustainable remedy for the probable power crisis is

The promotion of solar power.

The Minister stated this at  a discussion held at the premises of the Ministry of  Power, Energy and Business Development to review the progress of Soorya Bala Sangramaya. At this discussion with the Solar Power Suppliers, the Minister made clarifications on the false news spread within the country on Soorya Bala Sangramaya.

Moving power sector towards renewable energy, will effect in economic profits for the producer, consumer and CEB. The minister stressed that its impact on the environment is also at a minimum level. Further, he said that it is one of his major duties to meet the daily increasing demand of electricity as the government and the Minister In- Charge and generation of solar power is a huge strength in this regard.

Herein, there was a long discussion with the Minister on the issues of storing generated solar power, obtaining approval to initiate small solar power energy projects and obtaining loan facilities faced by the owners solar power industries and the suppliers.  Solar power suppliers made clarifications at the Minister In- Charge on the issues being faced by the solar power generation sector and mentioned that they are expecting the intervention of the Minister in particular.

The Minister In – Charge stated that, he has paid attention on the improvement of Solar Power Generation as a major step on growth and maintenance of the electricity supply of the country and he never go backward in this regard. He added that several programmes will be implemented in future to further spread within the country.