SL & Russia discuss requirements in nuclear energy

December 16, 2022 at 9:56 AM

Sri Lanka and Russia have held discussions on Sri Lanka’s requirements in the energy sector, the Russian Embassy in Sri Lanka said. 

The Embassy said that the Russian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Levan Dzhagaryan met with Minister of Power and Energy  Kanchana Wijesekera yesterday (15).

“The meeting focused on the requirements of Sri Lanka’s energy sector, such as the fuel, refinery operations, coal supply and cooperation in nuclear energy,” the Russian Embassy said in a Twitter message. 

Sri Lankan authorities are looking at alternative options to address the power and fuel crisis in the country which has been severely impacted by the current economic crisis. 

The lack of foreign exchange is seen as the biggest challenge to purchasing the necessary coal and fuel for power generation and fuel supply. (NewsWire)