More sugarcane cultivation to produce ethanol
Country to save billions on annual fuel bill:
The Ministry of Supplementary Crops Development
and the Sugarcane Research Institute will increase the cultivation
of sugarcane to manufacture ethanol which will save billions of
rupees from the country’s annual fuel bill.
300MW open cycle power plant to be commissioned by Sept.
The Open Cycle Plant of the 300MW Combined Cycle
Power Plant at Kerawalapitiya will be commissioned by the end of
September, according to an official of the Ceylon Electricity Board
Developing Colombo airport vital for SriLankan
Infrastructure development of the Colombo
airport is vital for further development of SriLankan Airlines.
Secretary to the Treasury Dr. P. B. Jayasundera said seventy per
cent of SriLankan Airline’s revenue was spent on oil and there was
little money left to manage the airline.