Solar power for families in Mankendy
Participants at the ceremony
Measures have been taken to supply solar power electricity to 43
families in Mankendy village in the Madu Divisional Secretariat
The remote Mankendy village in the 611 Brigade are under the Madu
Divisional Secretariat and had no electricity due to terrorist
activities. Even though the area was liberated from terrorism, the area
could not be connected to the national grid due to its remoteness.
Therefore, 43 families were gifted with solar power operated electricity
generating circuits under the financial assistance of Canadian Gods Own
Children Foundation with the coordination of the Sri Lanka Army and New
Dawn Energy Solutions Company Limited.
Under this solar power electrification scheme, 166 people belonging
to 43 families will have solar power generated electricity for domestic
and other uses. The pre- school in the area was among the first to
receive solar power electricity.
The scheme was commissioned by Brigadier Ajith Kariyakarawana,
General Officer Commanding 61 Division during a ceremony at the Mankendy
Officials of the sponsoring organisation and the coordinating
company, a large gathering of children and beneficiaries attended the