President denies undue authorization for wind power project

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has categorically stated that he had not at any time given authorization to award a wind power project in Mannar to any person or any institution.

The President vehemently denied the statement made by the Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board at the Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises in this regard, President’s Media Division said issuing a statement.

“Sri Lanka is currently in an acute shortage of power and President desires to expedite implementation of mega power projects as early as possible. However, no undue influence will be used in awarding such projects,” the statement said.

“Project proposals for large-scale renewable energy projects is limited, but special attention will be paid to the selection of institutions for the projects, which will be carried out strictly in accordance with the transparent and accountable system by the government of Sri Lanka,” the President assured.


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