Electricity will be supplied through solar power in areas where hydro power is not available.
Minister Patalie Champika Ranawaka expressed these views at a function held in Kuliyapitiya. The Minister said that electricity will be provided to all villages by 31st December next year. He said that the power network cannot be extended to locations such as forests belonging to the Forest Conservation Department and certain hilly areas. Those will be provided solar power kits through the Divisional Secretaries. He said that data has already been collected by the Solar Power Authority in this connection and the Ministry is expecting to strengthen 100,000 families.