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UK to introduce waste-to-electricity system in SL

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The United Kingdom has agreed to introduce a system to Sri Lanka to generate electricity using waste materials as a solution for a possible power crisis that could take place in the future.

This was discussed at a meeting held between the Minister of Power, Energy and Business Development Ravi Karunanayake and the British High Commissioner in Sri Lanka James Dauris recently.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Power, Energy and Business Development, this initiative will be a significant milestone in the Government’s efforts to introduce low-cost, eco-friendly power generation solutions to meet the growing electricity demand.

Hydropower generation is the most cost-effective way of generating power in Sri Lanka, said Minister Karunanayake, adding that all the potential water resources in the island are currently being used for hydropower generation and so the Government is on the lookout for alternative low-cost energy sources.

Generating electricity using waste materials can resolve the country’s power crisis as well as the issues in waste management, Minister Karunanayake told the High Commissioner