North islands projects will not be given to India – SL

Sri Lankan Government dismissed reports that the solar power generation projects in the north about to be launched by China but suspended would be given to India.

Sri Lankan spokesman Dr. Ramesh Pathirana told to the media that neither the government discussed it nor the government intends to entrust the construction of a solar power generation project to Adani Group of India as suggested by interested parties.

The Chinese Embassy in Colombo 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.

Next day China said, China’s Sino Soar Hybrid Technology Co., Ltd, had not withdrawn from the execution of northern power projects.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.

Following the awarding of the contract to China in early this year, India vehemently protested to the awarding of the contract to a Chinese company citing security concerns.

Sri Lankan government rejected that the government was in a move to give the renewable energy project to India.


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