Solar Power demise in Sri Lanka?
Posted on June 14th, 2019

Minister Ravi Karunanayake and Secy. Batagoda of Power, Energy and Renewable Energy Ministry are driving the final nails on the coffin of Solar power in Sri Lanka.

They are sending circulars to ban small roof-top Solar systems where the consumer can zero their electricity bills. Only mega systems will be approved.

The whole world is going towards renewable energy, and we are trying to go in the opposite direction.

This is because Ravi K. and Batagoda have signed power purchasing agreements with two Turkish owned Power barges, making millions for themselves.

They say it’s for “Emergency Power”, but signed for 6 and 12 months, so the gravy train will continue for them. There should be a different Hell for destroyers like these

2 Responses to “Solar Power demise in Sri Lanka?”

  1. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:


  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    A Sri Lankan citizen’s biggest asset is his home, which is often bought with commercial home loans.

    Rooftop Solar is ONE WAY for a homeowner to utilize that home for a TRIPLE PURPOSE: to live in, to generate solar electricity for one’s own use in an economy when electricity rates are continually being increased, and if the roof area is fully exploited to obtain a NET INCOME on his home investment.

    Furthermore, it helps the Government reduce the fuel imports it incurs and the burden of adding sufficient generating capacity.

    From an environmental impact standpoint, it reduces the use of land for power generation by using residential roof tops for solar electricity production which does not produce any environmental pollutants.

    For ALL OF THESE COMPELLING REASONS, IT IS ABSOLUTELY ASININE for the Govt to disallow Net Metering and discourage roof top solar electricity production!

    RAVI KARUNANAYAGAM, who should really be wearing a Striped Jump Suit and PERMANENTLY BREAKING ROCKS in PRISON for his role in the BOND SCAM and other financial boondoggles of the past, and his ILLEGAL IMPORTING and WAREHOUSING of goods without the payment of Customs Duties, should have NO ROLE WHATEVER IN GOVT much less ENGAGING in EVEN MORE DESTRUCTIVE CROOKED DEALS to GUT the Electricity Production and the Environmental Health of Sri Lanka!

    It is ALSO INEXPLICABLE to me why this SERIAL CROOK is allowed to sit in the PSC/Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to investigate the Easter Sunday Bombings! No doubt appointed to protect the PM who is orchestrating ALL of these National Disasters with IMPUNITY!

    When will the CRIMES of this UNP Government be HALTED? When will this God Awful UNP Govt be HELD ACCOUNTABLE for their CRIMES against the Nation?

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