Measures are being taken to generate 259 megawatts of electricity using solid waste.
The Ministry of Power and Energy has taken measures to launch 38 projects in this connection. The garbage collected in Colombo and suburbs will be used for this purpose. Three projects of generating electricity through the use of solid waste are already underway. It will add 12 megawatts of electricity for the national grid. Eight more projects are to be launched soon. A special feature is the low cost in generating electricity while providing a solution to the garbage problem.