Sri Lanka Plans To Set Up Undersea Power Power
Grid Link With India
Aug. 29, 2011 - rttnews.com
(RTTNews) - Sri Lanka is planning to set up a power
grid connection between the island nation and India
which is facing growing requirement for electricity,
Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India Prasad Kariyawasam
Sunday said in Bengaluru, reports said.
He said the plan was at a conceptual stage and a
feasibility study was underway to set up an undersea
power transmission line between India and Sri Lanka
(Anurhadhapura), adding that the idea was to meet
the increasing demand for electricity.
"In the current context of India''s power requirement,
it may be very right for Sri Lanka to sell power
to India and vice-versa. We have lot of excess capacity
in terms of wind power," he said.
On the situation in Jaffna in the aftermath of the
war which led to the decimation of LTTE, Kariyawasam
said Sri Lanka was in the process of rebuilding,
reconstruction and reconciliation. Of the 2.90 lakh
Tamilians displaced, only 5,000 remain to be resettled.
He also said of the 11,000 LTTE cadre, 7,000 have
been rehabilitated and others remained to be resettled.
Kariyawasam said Sri Lankan government is planning
to commence ferry services between Taliamanar in
Sri Lanka and Dhanushkodi near Rameswaram in India. "...Dhanushkodi
is a flourishing tourist and pilgrimage town, he