Power centres will be renovated
All transmission towers and power distribution systems are to be
renovated at a cost of US $ 650 million. The project will be initiated
with the financial sponsorship of the Asian Development Bank and
concessionary loans from the Chinese government.
The project will be completed within three years, Power and Energy
Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said.
“The government has planned to provide electricity to all in the
country, regarding it as its duty. “Sri Lanka's electricity consumption
is 94 percent and Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has provided an
uninterrupted 24 hour power supply.
“The demand for power has increased with the massive development
drives. Therefore, it is time to renovate all the power centres, the