Catering to the power requirement of all urban and rural communities based on the long term power generation plan and providing power supply that establishes the market competitiveness of Sri Lankan businesses, and establishing energy security
Providing policy guidance to relevant State Ministry, and formulating policies in relation to the subject of Power, in conformity with the prescribed Laws, Acts and Ordinances, implementation of projects under the national budget, state Investment and National Development Programme, and formulating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating policies, programmes and projects, related to subjects and functions under below-mentioned Departments, State Corporations and Statutory Institutions for “Assuring low cost power generation and efficient distribution” based on the national policies implemented by the government, and in accordance with the policy statement “Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour”.
- Developing a Smart Grid to ensure maximum efficiency and utility of the power generated
- Expanding investments to increase the power generation capacity of the Lak Vijaya coal power plant
- Equilibrating the mix of renewable energy power plants, thermal power plants and natural power plants, and thereby reducing the cost of power generation and eliminate uncertainties that may occur
- Implementing the power generation plan based on long-term requirements
- Making the power transmission and distribution processes efficient
- Minimizing the cost of power in order to maintain the international competitiveness of the industrial production process
The Sri Lanka Electricity Act No. 20 of 2009 & (AMENDMENT) ACT, No. 31 OF 2013 addresses
- The provision of 24 hours uninterrupted electricity for all at all times
- The adoption of a transparent tariff policy acceptable to the Government, consumers and utilities to ensure reasonable cost recovery
- The implementation of lower cost generating plants and the adoption of open competitive transparent bidding processes for the procurement of electricity by utilities , the establishment of a transparent power plant dispatch programme 2009 and the upgrating of Management Information
- Update of provisions to be compatible with the latest technology advances and to protect the rights and advances and to protect the rights and safeguard the interests of consumers.
- Making the Ceylon Electricity Board more efficient and effective, while being made accountable for its functions to the general public, consumers and the government.
The Main wings under the purview of the Ministry of Power are:
- Ceylon Electricity Board and its subsidiary companies
- Lanka Electricity Company
- Lanka Coal Company (Pvt.) Ltd.
- LTL Holding (Pvt.) Ltd.
Divisions of the Ministry
- Administration & Procurement Division
- Account Division
- Internal Audit
- Thermal, Transmission & Distribution Division
- Planning Division
- Policy, Technical & Research Division