The Ministry


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

Subject and Function

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”.

Special Priorities

  • 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

Statutory Institutions

The Main wings under the purview of the Ministry of Power are:

Divisions of the Ministry