China said, China’s Sino Soar Hybrid Technology Co., Ltd, had not withdrawn from the execution of northern power projects.
A spokesman for the Chinese embassy said the project had been suspended by Sri Lanka earlier this year, but it was still valid.
“The company will continue the contract after the cabinet approval. There is no withdrawal,” he said.
Earlier, the Chinese Embassy in Colombo on Thursday tweeted: “Sino Soar Hybrid Technology, being suspended to build Hybrid Energy system in 3 northern islands in Sri Lanka due to ‘security concern’ from a third party. The Chinese firm issued a strongly worded statement objecting to “outrageous interference” by a “third party”, referring to India.
It further said in a Twitter message that the company has, instead, signed a contract with the Maldivian Government on November 19 to establish solar power plants in 12 islands in the island country.