July 16, 2019
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    The government is calling for tenders to build 90 Solar Power Plants with a capacity of 1 MW each, Power, Energy and Business Development Minister Ravi Karunanayake has announced. The Minister disclosed that already 76 projects have been awarded with procurement approval under this programme.

    The Minister made this disclosure in Parliament last week in reply to a question raised by UNP MP Thushara Indunil. Karunanayake questioned as to why there was no standardization applied to imports of solar panels.Minister Karunanayake said: “There are many issues relating to solar power generation. However, we shall promote renewable energy as much as possible.

    Sri Lanka will take on India in the opening game of XIV West Asia Baseball Cup at the Sri Lanka-Japan Friendship Baseball ground, Diyagama at 10.30 a.m.The first ever international baseball competition to be staged in Sri Lanka will kick-off with an opening ceremony at 9.00 a.m. before the six-nation event proper begins.

    England won the men’s World Cup for the first time as they beat New Zealand following a dramatic sudden-death super over in one of the most thrilling matches in cricket history.This was the first time a Super Over was used in a 50-over World Cup final.Chasing 16 in the Super Over, New Zealand managed 15 but England won because they scored more boundaries in the match and in the Super Over.

    President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to expedite the Wew Gam Pubuduwa programme, that develop the agri- economy of the people living in seven selected districts, to deliver the benefits of the programme within the next few months. The International Green Climate Fund has provided Rs.3682 million for this project while the Government of Sri Lanka has provided Rs.1250 million for the project.The International Green Climate Fund has provided the fin

     

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