Ministry of Power


Name of Cabinet Minister:
Dallas Alahapperuma
9th Parliament of Sri Lanka
Source for Minister - News Website
Ministry Website:
Ministry of Power- Website

Catering to the power requirements of all urban and rural communities based on the long term power generation plan
and providing power supply that establishes the market competitiveness of Sri Lankan businesses, and establishing energy security

  1. Providing policy guidance to the relevant State Ministry, and formulating policies in relation to the subject of Power, in conformity with the prescribed Laws, Acts and Ordinances, implementation of projects under the national budget, state Investment and National Development Programme, and formulating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating policies, programmes and projects, related to subjects and functions under below-mentioned Departments, State Corporations and Statutory Institutions for “Assuring low cost power generation and efficient distribution” based on the national policies implemented by the government, and in line with the policy statement : “Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour”.
  2. Developing a Smart Grid to ensure maximum efficiency and utility of the power generated
  3. Expanding investments to increase the power generation capacity of the Lak Vijaya coal power plant
  4. Equilibrating the mix of renewable energy power plants, thermal power plants and natural power plants, and thereby reducing the cost of power generation and eliminating uncertainties that may occur
  5. Implementing the power generation plan based on long-term requirements
  6. Making the power transmission and distribution processes efficient
  7. Minimizing the cost of power in order to maintain the international competitiveness of the industrial production process

Ms. Wasantha Perera(Secretary to the Ministry of Power )