Sri Lanka accepts power generation with LNG as policy

Aug 30, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s cabinet on Tuesday officially accepted generating electricity with Liquid Natural Gas and providing required infrastructure as public policy.

The cabinet appointed a cabinet subcommittee chaired by Special Assignments Minister Dr Sarath Amunugama earlier, at its meeting held on 18th July 2017 to decide the public policy on LNG.

When arriving at the recommendation, the subcommittee paid attention to the diversification of sources that generates electricity and cutting down generation costs.

As per the recommendation of the subcommittee, the cabinet has approved accepting generation of electricity with LNG as a public policy.

Accordingly, the cabinet nod has been granted to implement LNG power plants with a capacity of 1,000 MW by 2019 while providing relevant infrastructure for import and unload of LNG in Sri Lanka.