Electricity for all in Kalutara by year end -minister
All families in the Kalutara district will be provided with
electricity by the end of this year. Steps have already been made to
meet 90 percent of the electricity demand in the district, said
Transport Minister Kumara Welgama.
The minister was addressing a meeting after he commissioned three new
electricity supply schemes costing Rs 22 million in Kalutara district
recently. The three electricity schemes are Sirikandura Aluthena,
Serupita Dickhena and Matugama Ranwalagala kanda schemes.
Minister Welgama said the three new schemes will benefit nearly 350
family units in the Kalutara district. He said the 'electricity for all'
programme launched under the Mahinda Chinthana policies targeted for
2016 could be completed ahead of schedule by the end of this year due to
the efficiency of Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka.
He said difficult villages in the district which could not be reached
by the national grid will be provided with electricity with he help of
Provincial Council member Ven Thebuwana Piyananda Thera also spoke.