JICA requested to continue assistance for CEB reforms

February 14, 2024 at 5:55 PM

Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera has extended his gratitude to the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the continuous support provided for the reform process of Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB).

Taking to ‘X’, Minister Wijesekera said he had expressed his gratitude during a meeting with the President of JICA, Dr Tanaka Akihiko and other senior officials of the institution held at the Ministry of Power & Energy this morning. 

“JICA has assisted vital infrastructure development of the electricity sector and energy efficiency programs with grants, concessionary finance facilities and technical assistance. Currently, JICA is actively assisting the reform process of CEB with financial and technical assistance in setting up the reform secretariat and extending experts to the secretariat to implement the reforms,” he said. 

Minister Wijesekera further said that he had thanked the JICA President and the country representatives for their assistance and requested continued assistance for reforms, energy efficiency programs, infrastructure development, and integration of Renewable Energy.

Director General of the South Asia Division, Ito Teruyuki, Chief Representative JICA Sri Lanka, Yamada Tetsuya, Senior Representative JICA Sri Lanka Mrs. Ide Yuri, and other officials of JICA also participated in the discussion. (NewsWire)