Hon. Harshana Rajakaruna, M.P donates a land to establish a mini hydro power promotion center
Hon. Harshana Rajakaruna, Member of Parliament has donated a land close to an acre in extent to Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SEA) to establish a mini hydro power promotion center. This meritorious ceremony was held at the Millathakanda Viveka Senasanaya, Millathe, Kiridiwela on 22nd July 2017 with the distinguished participation of Most Ven. Nawagamuwe Rewatha Thero, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Hon Ajith P.Perera, Deputy of Minister of the Power and Renewable Energy, Hon. Harshana Rajakaruna, Member of Parliament, Hon. Thusitha Wijemanna, Member of Parliament, Hon. Upali Gunarathne, Member of Provincial Council.
Harshana Rajakaruna, is a Member of Parliament representing the Gampaha electorate. The Minister of Energy Conservation, the Late Honorable Sarathchandra Rajakaruna is Hon. Harshana Rajakaruna’s father. In 1993, Hon. Sarathchandra Rajakaruna donated his own land to the Ministry of Power and Energy to establish a micro hydro power project. This is the first induction generated connected to the national grid which paved the way for the booming mini hydro industry. His son, following his footsteps also donated his own land to develop the current hydro power project into promotion center.
Hon. Harshana Rajakaruna handed over the deed to His Excellency the President and subsequently the President handed over it to the Deputy Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ajith P Perera and to the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority Mr. Keerthi Wickramarathne.