Indo-Lanka power project to begin soon
1,000 MW to be added to national grid
A special Indian Government delegation will arrive here within the
next fortnight to start work on the proposed Indo-Lanka underwater
electricity transmission cable project.
A Power and Energy Ministry spokesman said the proposed 1,000 Mega
Watt transmission cable from Madurai, India is built as a solution to
Sri Lanka's current electricity crisis. The feasibility study of the
project has already been completed.
The cable would be drawn upto Anuradhapura and connected to the
national grid. The project estimated to cost US dollars 450 million is
due to be completed in 2012.
The spokesman said Sri Lanka is expected to generate excess
electricity with the completion of the on-going large scale power plant
projects in 2015 and 2018. The same Indo-Lanka cable network would be
utilised to transmit this excess to India then.
The visiting delegation would meet Power and Energy Minister W. D. J.
Seneviratne and Energy sector specialists for detailed discussions on