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Russia to support Sri Lanka’s energy ambitions

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Russia yesterday said that it will assist Sri Lanka’s search for alternative energy sources to generate low cost electricity.

During a bilateral meeting with Power Minister Gamini Lokuge yesterday, Russia’s Ambassador Yury B. Materiy stated that his country is willing to assist Sri Lanka’s energy ambitions in adapting to cost-effective nuclear-derived power generation technologies in order to reduce the use of fossil-fuels.

Minister Lokuge stated that Sri Lanka intends to make significant strides toward shifting its energy base away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energies, including the nuclear-derived approach.

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