CEB officials against Indian wind power project

Senior CEB officials are against a wind power project, which an Indian company is determined to construct between Puttalam and Kankesanturai for the generation of 4,500 Mw. Their objection is on the grounds that the Indians are planning to export the power back to India.

The Island reliably learns the Indian company is lobbying their project with senior Sri Lankan government officials.

But CEB officials are totally against it. "We would not tolerate such projects," an official said. "Renewable energy is our key for future projects, with the depletion of fossil fuels. It is the paramount duty of each and every citizen to protect it."

CEB officials said that in keeping with the energy policies of Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka they would go all out to tap all renewable energy sources and connect it to the national grid.

An official said that CEB will take a lead role in the generation of power in the future.

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