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Power supplies expanded

Sep 11, 2010 5:00:12 AM - itnnews.lk

A new scheme is being launched to supply electricity to many areas with the use of 40 transformers. Minister Patalie Champika Ranawaka said that the programme will be launched on the 17th of this month.

The Minister said the Electricity Board and the Ministry of Power and Energy have crafted a scheme to supply electricity to all villages in the country before December 2012. Work has already been initiated in the Anuradhapura District. 70 percent of the villages have already been supplied with electricity. He opined that 40 rural electrification schemes will be commissioned while installing 40 new transformers.