Oct 02, 2017

Rishad suddenly concerned about environment

Minister Rishad Bathiudeen had vehemently opposed a proposal brought by the Power and Energy to set up a 100 megawatt solar power farm in Mannar for the country’s power requirement.

Minister Bathiudeen had pointed out at the Cabinet meeting that it would damage the environment and the religious leaders too were against this project, it is learnt.

As the Power and Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya was not present on that day, the Acting Minister Ajith P. Perera had presented the proposal at the Cabinet meeting.

Upon his disapproval of the said project, Minister Bathiudeen had said more time was required to study the project proposal.
Meanwhile, Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, Dr. Sarath Amunugama and several other ministers had opposed Bathiudeen’s objections.