Somawathiya Temple electrification begins on Monday
COLOMBO: The Somawathiya Temple electrification project will
commence at the Temple on Power and Energy Minister W.D.J. Seneviratne's
instructions on Monday, Project Co-ordinating Officer Harsha B. Abeykoon
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has directed the Minister to complete the
project within a month, the Co-ordinating Officer said. Rs. 5 million
out of the total estimated cost of Rs. 18 million will be provided from
the President's Fund, he said.
The Ceylon Electricity Board had raised Rs. 5 million for the initial
work. Lanka Electricity Company Ltd. and Lanka Transformers Ltd. will
also contribute to the project on the Minister's direction.
Abeykoon said although many politicians had pledged to supply
electricity to the Temple, the project did not become a reality.