‘Russia could build SL a nuclear power plant in future’ | Daily News


‘Russia could build SL a nuclear power plant in future’

Russia could build a nuclear power plant in Sri Lanka someday, given the growing energy demand in the country, Russian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yury B. Materiy has said in an interview with Sputnik.

Since the Sri Lankan government favours pollution-free energy and aims at gradually replacing coal and oil with gas and alternative energy sources, the use of nuclear energy is possible only in a long-term perspective, while relevant effort is already made, the Ambassador said.

“The nuclear power plant would the final result of the intergovernmental cooperation on the peaceful atom,” Materiy said.

“Considering the shown interest and Sri Lanka’s progressive economical development, the energy consumption is increasing significantly.

In this context, the idea to build a power plant may well be discussed and may be implemented in the long-term perspective,” he added.

He recalled that Russia’s nuclear corporation, Rosatom, as well as relevant Sri Lankan bodies, held in 2017 their first consultations on the Russia-initiated intergovernmental agreement on cooperating on the peaceful use of the nuclear energy.

(Sputnik International)


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