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There is no legal impediment to doing the right thing – President instructs officials

President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has said that the law exists to curb corruption and irregularities and that the law is not an obstacle to doing the right thing.

The President made this observation while inspecting the Sustainable Energy Authority of Sri Lanka at Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 07 today (18).

The President emphasized that some groups use various tactics to prevent the right thing to be done and that there should be no room for them.

He said that only the national interest should be taken into consideration in the implementation of targeted projects, adding that delays in projects planned for the future would cause the country a huge setback in the eyes of the world for many years to come.

The President visited the Application Management, Research, Strategy and Energy Management divisions of the Energy Authority and inquired about its functions and planning.

The purpose of the President’s visit is to meet with officials of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Sri Lanka to explore the potential of renewable sources such as water, solar, wind and biomass to generate electricity.

The President pointed out the need to remove barriers to foreign investment in the country’s energy sector.

Minister of State Duminda Dissanayake was instructed to expedite the project of installing solar panels on the roofs of 100,000 houses and extend its benefits to low income earners as well.

Minister of State Duminda Dissanayake stated that steps will be taken to rectify the shortcomings in the Renewable Energy Act and to prepare the necessary amendments to the CEB Act and submit it to Parliament.

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