January, 23, 2020
Due to the delay in implementing the electricity power plant projects planned, the Ceylon Electricity Board has to encounter a bitter crisis. Therefore, the Cabinet of ministers decided to take the following decisions with immediate effect considering the proposals submitted by the Minister of Electricity and Power with the objective of securing and safeguarding as well as fulfilling the power requirements in Sri Lanka.
•Construction of a power plant unit with a capacity of 300x2 of megawatt as an extension of the Norachcholei Coal Power Plant.
•Installation of an LNG (bi –sectorial natural gas plant) with a capacity of 300 megawatts in Kerawalapitiya as a joint venture with Ceylon Electricity Board, India, and Japan.
•Acceleration of the construction activities of LNG (bi –sectorial natural gas plant) with a capacity of 300 megawatts proposed to be constructed in the Kerawalapitiya area under the funds of the Asian Development Bank.
•Acceleration of the construction of hydroelectricity plants and regeneration power projects that are under construction.
•Implementation of projects agreed to be funded by the government of India for solar power generation hastily with the loan grant of US$100 million.