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Indian govt looks to build solar power plant in Trinco

A feasibility study is set to take place looking at an Indian government led project for a 50MW solar power plant in Trincomalee.

The governments of Sri Lanka and India signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in a host of development projects including a solar power plant in April this year.

Speaking to the Hindu Sri Lanka’s Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Sulakshana Jayawardena, said “ We have acquired the land to set up the 50MW solar plant envisaged in the MOU. We have to now work out the process of executing the project, in consultation with India. The next step would be to undertake a feasibility study and do the groundwork.”

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Sri Lanka and the India were already looking to re-develop oil tank facility in Trincomalee. 

"We are currently negotiating the specifics of the joint venture," Sri Lanka's Petroleum Minister Chandima Weerakkody was quoted by The Hindu as saying in April this year.