Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena yesterday (15) endorsed the certificate on the Sri Lanka Electricity (Amendment) Bill to Amend the Sri Lanka Electricity Act No. 20 of 2009.
The Bill was passed with a majority vote, without amendments in Parliament last Thursday (09).
This qualifies a person to apply for a power generation license to generate electricity. The amendment would remove the previously imposed restrictions on a person applying for a power generation licence with a capacity of more than 25 megawatts and above, and would allow anyone to apply for it without any restrictions on their generation capacity.
Accordingly, the Electricity (Amendment) Act of Sri Lanka will be incorporated into the legal system of Sri Lanka from today (15) as Act No. 16 of 2022.