Government to purchase 500MW of power from private sector

The Government is to purchase 500MW of power from the private sector to resolve the power crisis, Power and Energy Minister Ravi Karunanayake said today.

He said that cabinet has approved the proposal to purchase power from the private sector.

The Government has already announced that power cuts will not be imposed after April 10.

Minister Ravi Karunanayake said that the power crisis will be completely resolved by May.

He also insisted that the cost of electricity will not be increased. (Colombo Gazette)


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