Sri Lanka receives assistance from Russia for constructing its inaugural nuclear power facility

The Ada Deran platform reports that Sri Lanka’s first nuclear power plant will be built by 2032 with the help of Russia.

The platform stated that discussions on the construction of the first nuclear power plant in Sri Lanka took place during a meeting of the Parliamentary Industry Oversight Committee on Energy and Transport, where the current situation and future activities of the Atomic Energy Council in the country were discussed.

“The nuclear power plant can be built by 2032 with technical support from Russia, if everything goes according to plan,” the Atomic Energy Council said. Details of the station construction project were not disclosed.

In January last year, Russian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Levan Jagaryan told local media about meetings with representatives of the Atomic Energy Council and the country’s nuclear department, Energy Minister Kanchan Videskar, and a plan of assistance to Sri Lanka was developed as part of the meetings. build two small nuclear power plants with a capacity of 55 MW each.

According to the diplomat, the presence of two nuclear blocks is only the beginning of cooperation between Russia and Sri Lanka in the field of peaceful use of atomic energy.

Consultations on this issue have taken place between Moscow and Colombo before, as a high-level delegation from Rosatom visited Sri Lanka on a working visit in 2018 and held talks with the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Agency, as well as with the then President Maithripala Sirisena .

Source: TASS

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