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2000 families in remote villages get power supplies

Sep 18, 2010 12:13:14 PM - itnnews.lk

2000 families in Ratnapura District get power supplies on the day the commemoration of D.J. Wimalasurendra, the pioneer in Hydro-power generation was held.

D.J. Wimalasurendra’s 136th Birth-anniversary was commemorated yesterday. Among the programmes implemented in parallel to this event, priority was given to supplying power to several villages. 18 electrification schemes in the Ratnapura district were accordingly commissioned. The inauguration took place under the patronage of Minister W.D.J. Seneviratne.

The total expenditure incurred was 92.6 million rupees. Electricity was supplied to many remote villages in the Ratnapura, Nivithigala, Rakwana, Balangoda, Pelmadulla, Eheliyagoda and Kolonna electorates. Parliamentarian Ranjith Soysa was present.