Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa has held a discussion with the provincial governors via video technology regarding the power crisis in Sri Lanka.
The Finance Minister has instructed the governors to put maximum efforts to reduce the consumption of power in provincial council level. Accordingly, a decision has been made to reduce the power consumption by 20 per cent.
This has been already informed to the provincial council governors and top officials of the government institutes.
The discussion has also paid focus on the importance of the use of renewable energy as much as possible as a solution to the power crisis.