Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa Wednesday declared open Sri Lanka’s first waste-to-energy plant constructed at Kerawalapitiya.
The Kerawalapitiya Solid Waste Power Plant (Colombo Waste to Energy Power Plant) is expected to generate 10 megawatts of electricity to the national grid by combustion of between 600-800 tons of urban solid waste per day.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa unveiled the plaque commemorating the opening of the power plant and engaged in a cordial conversation with those present.
The power plant will create a sustainable solution for the disposal of urban solid waste in the city of Colombo. The project is also a sustainable solution for renewable energy generation.
The Colombo Municipal Council, Aitken Spence and the Ceylon Electricity Board have jointly contributed to this project. Aitken Spence spent 15 billion rupees on the project.
The plant will enable to create a more beautiful and clean urban environment and improve the living standards of the people.
Ministers Dullas Alahapperuma, CB Ratnayake, Mahinda Amaraweera, State Ministers Duminda Dissanayake, Nalaka Godahewa, Sita Arambepola, Nimal Lansa and the Governor of the Western Province Air Marshal Roshan Goonetileke, Chairman, Colombo Mayor Rosy Senanayake, Secretary to the Ministry of Power and Energy Wasantha Perera and Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board Vijitha Herath were also present.