Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena today (15) endorsed the certificate on the 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).
While this legislation allows for 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 license with a capacity of more than 25 megawatts and above.
Instead, anyone would be allowed to apply for it without any restrictions on their generation capacity.
Accordingly, the Electricity (Amendment) Act of Sri Lanka is due to be incorporated into the legal system
of Sri Lanka from today, as Act No. 16 of 2022.