June 12, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s foremost institute for the development of sports, the Sugathadasa National Sports Complex Authority, is to install a new solar system to reduce its electricity bills.
Currently, monthly electricity bills of the authority as a whole is around two to 2.5 million rupees.
It has been suggested that it is possible to generate electricity units of 70,000 Kilowatts through the establishment of a solar power generation system as a remedial measure to the issue.
The cabinet approval has been received to allocate 253 million rupees from the treasury to install a solar power generation system in the Sugathadasa National Sports Complex Authority.
Initially electricity bills were low as the electricity board considered the authority a charity organizations.
The electricity board however charged under a commercial basis after the year 2000.
Cabinet has decided to allocate 216 million rupees for repair and full modification of flood light towers of the Sugathadasa outdoor stadium.
Cabinet approval has also been received to allocate 195 million rupees for a new electric light system and 183 million rupees for a new sound system.