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Monday, January 17, 2011 - 06.21 GMT

Electricity for all by 2012


The Ministry of Power and Electricity has launched a programme ‘Vidulamu Sri Lanka’ to provide electricity to the entire country by 2012.

Under this, several projects have been implemented to provide electricity to the rural areas at a cost of Rs.25 643 million, with local and foreign financial assistance.

Accordingly, Rs.2,140 million is being spent to provide electricity to the Southern Province and Rs.87 million to provide electricity to Kegalle. Also, Rs.100 million is being spent over the Kandy project while Rs.600 million has been allocated for the North Western province project.

In addition, Rs.2, 667 million is being spent for the Vidulamu Sri Lanka Central Project and Rs.550 million for the Rural Electrification Scheme which are funded by the Sida Organisation.

Furthermore, Rs.2, 667 million has been allocated for the Uthuru Wasanthaya electrification programme, with assistance from the Exim Bank of China. Rs.6, 325 million has been allocated for the Vidulamu Lanka Eastern Province project and Rs.2, 300 for the Uva Udanaya project.

Moreover, there are several other electricity projects such as Colombo City project, Street Lighting project and Eastern Province distribution project being implemented with assistance from Iran, Japan and the Asian Development Bank.







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