President Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday announced plans to transform Mannar into an energy hub and develop a sugar factory in Vavuniya.
Speaking at the annual festival of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Madhu in Mannar, the President said with access to solar, wind, and green energies, the Mannar district can be developed into an energy hub.
“We have also formulated plans to transform Punarin into an energy city. It is important to note that all these development initiatives are designed to preserve this sacred land and its forests.
I have instructed officials to seek advice and guidance from the clergy here during these development efforts,” the President said.
Additionally, Wickremesinghe said steps have been taken to establish a sugar factory in Vavuniya, as requested by MP Selvam Adekkalanathan. “Cabinet approval has been obtained for this project. These measures aim to facilitate rapid development in these regions. Through these endeavours, we aspire to build a developed Sri Lanka by 2048. I count on your support in achieving this goal,” the President said.