Lanka to tap India for electricity
Power and Energy Minister W. D. J. Seneviratne told the `Sunday
Observer' that Sri Lanka expects to obtain electricity from Madurai in
India via Talimannar.
A CEB delegation will leave for India next month to hold discussions
in this connection with the Indian Government.
"A distribution plant will be set up in Anuradhapura," he said.
The Minister also said that under this project about 500 to 1000 mw
will be purchased from India and the objective is to provide expanding
electricity for industries and other development projects in the
Minister Seneviratne also said that the local electricity consumption
has significantly increased during the past three years due to the new
development ventures initiated by the Government.
"However, the concept of setting up new power plants in the country
including Norochcholai and Upper Kothmale will be carried out