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* President opens Sri Lanka's largest solar power plant
Tue, Mar 19, 2013, 08:24 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 19, Hambantota: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today opened the largest solar power plant in the country in Hambantota.

The Japan-funded 737 kilowatt power plant has been constructed at Baruthankanda in Hambantota at a cost of 1.025 billion rupees.

Sri Lanka is focusing on alternative sources to meet the energy requirements of the country under the implementation of projects outlined in President Rajapaksa's policy document - Mahinda Chinthana Idiri Dekma to provide electricity for all at all times.

The solar panel plant is an eco-friendly project that would help to save a large amount of foreign exchange spent on importing fuel.

Ministers Susil Premajayantha, Johnston Fernando, Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Mahinda Amaraweera, and Dilan Perera, Deputy Ministers Abdul Cader, parliamentarians Namal Rajapaksa and V.K. Indika, and Japanese Ambassador Nobohito Hobo also participated in the occasion.

(Photos by Udesh Gunaratne)



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