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Monday, 13 February 2017 - 8:20
Minister of Power and Energy halts a project amidst public protest
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Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Ranjith Siyambalapitiya has decided to temporarily withhold the proposed Bio Mass Processing and Exchange Centre proposed to be set up in Mawatagama, Kurunegala amidst public protest.

Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya arrived at the site last afternoon, for the laying of the foundation stone for the center, residents expressed their protest, saying that the center would cause environmental pollution.

They submitted a letter to the minister expressing their objection.

Subsequently the Minister entered the premises and unveiled the commemoration plaque for the project.

The minister said that the construction activities of the center would be temporarily suspended after having conversations with members of the public.

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