President denies undue influence for wind power project | Daily News

President denies undue influence for wind power project

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said he had not at any time given authorisation to award a wind power project in Mannar to any person or any institution.

The President vehemently denied the statement made by the Ceylon Electricity Board Chairman at the Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) in this regard, the President’s Media Division said.

Sri Lanka is currently in an acute shortage of power and President desires to expedite implementation of mega power projects as early as possible. However, no undue influence will be used in awarding such projects. Project proposals for large-scale renewable energy projects is limited, but special attention will be paid to the selection of institutions for the projects, which will be carried out strictly in accordance with the transparent and accountable system by the government of Sri Lanka. 

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