Dr. Suren Batagoda, Secretary to the Ministry of Power, Energy and Business Development, says the ministry has planned to set up 5 LNG power plants in a bid to tackle the prevailing power crisis.
Approval has been granted, after discussions, to set up power plants with the capacity of 400 megawatts, 300 megawatts and 300 megawatts with the assistance of China, India and Japan respectively, Dr. Batagoda said, adding that Lak Danavi and Wind Force will also be permitted to build two power plants after obtaining tenders.
After the construction of these five power plants, the current power crisis will come to an end and by 2021, the power crisis in the country will be resolved, he added.
He went on to say that the inadequate supply of power can be dealt with by using power sparingly.
Furthermore, he revealed that it has been proposed to build two 100-megawatt solar power plants at Maduru Oya and Siyambalanduwa, Monaragala, and a 100-megawatt wind power plant in Mannar.
After the construction of these power plants, there will be an abundance of power, he added.