• #163, Kirulapone Avenue, Colombo 05, Sri Lanka
  • +94 112 51 5759

sintami

Renewable power plants in places that cannot be used for agriculture

HE picRenewable power plants will be established in lands, reservoirs and canals that could not be used for agricultural activities and for it to be approved as a policy.

The proposal was made by President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as the Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers, said Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunatilleke. President has requested that it to be approved as a policy.

 Sri Lanka is bound to reduce emission of greenhouse gases as a member of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Energy generation plays a major role in this regard. The government has accepted the necessity of shifting to renewable energy sources such as wind power, hydropower and solar power instead of thermal power plants that use fossil fuel such as diesel and coal. Accordingly, a Committee of Officials will be appointed to propose a suitable method in this regard.

LATEST POSTS

2019.11.22- Gazette- The Public Security Ordinance

Saturday, 23 November 2019 22:23

Presidential Secretarial - Order Call out w.e.f. 22.11.2019, all the...

press release -13.11.2019

Wednesday, 13 November 2019 11:47

press release -13.11.2019

Media Release 2019.11.08

Friday, 08 November 2019 14:49
Media Release 2019.11.08

Election Results Telecasting / Broadcasting Rights 

Press Release - 06.11.2019

Wednesday, 06 November 2019 18:12

False Statement made by politicians and their supporters claiming their...

Press Release- 2019.10.29

Tuesday, 29 October 2019 11:10

Presidential Election- 16 November 2019-  Removal of Stickers pasted on all...

Press Release- 2019.10.25

Friday, 25 October 2019 16:09

Presidential Election- 2019.11.16- Leave to employees to enable to cast...

The department assists media in a macro level in welfare, training, policy planning and accreditation, and providing easy access to Government news and information.