Sri Lankan government to formulate energy policy by August, says Minister

May 07, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to formulate an energy policy by August this year in a bid to address the future challenges in the country’s energy sector.

Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka has informed parliament that the government was looking at alternative energy sources according to the global scenario in the future.

Ranawaka has said the government is looking at producing 654 megawatts of wind power.

Meanwhile, the Minister has also asserted to make the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) a vibrant profit making enterprise.

According to Ranawaka, the CEB has been able to pay its dues to the CPC in the recent past and would continue to do so.

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