Wind energy in Sri Lanka: Five islands to receive solar energy and wind power

Initial work on these power projects has already commenced and will be completed by the end of next year.

The power supply will benefit over 3,500 families in these islands.

The Ministry of Power and Energy will provide solar energy and wind power to the Delft, Nainathivu, Nagadeepa, Analathivu and Elivathivu islands from January next year.

Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranwaka told that although the residents in these islands are provided with thermal power, it would be better for them to get solar power and wind power to overcome any power shortage.

At present only 22 percent, 28 percent, 45 percent and 55 percent families in Delft, Analativu, Elavativu and the Nagadeepa islands receive thermal power and with the solar and wind power they could be provided electrically.