Aitken Spence’s Western Power Company Launches Sri Lanka’s First Waste-to-Energy Power Plant.

Sri Lanka’s first Waste-to-Energy Power Plant was officially launched in Kerawalapitiya on the 17th of February 2021, by the Hon. Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa, together with the Hon. Minister of Power, Dullas Alahapperuma, Hon. Governor of the Western Province, Marshal of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Roshan Goonetileke, Her Worship, Mayor of Colombo, Rosy Senanayake, Chairman of Aitken Spence PLC, Deshamanya D.H.S. Jayawardena and other dignitaries.

The growing problem of waste disposal was addressed by the Colombo Municipal Council who invited bids for the implementation of an environmentally acceptable and sustainable mechanism for the disposal of municipal solid waste. The Western Power Company (Pvt.) Ltd, a subsidiary of Aitken Spence PLC, was selected through this competitive bidding process and was the only company to complete the project amongst few others. Aitken Spence has since spearheaded the implementation of the project, and its operation is the culmination of years of careful planning and an investment of approx. Rs. 15 billion.

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