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Published on: Oct. 27, 2021, 12:51 p.m.
Adani eyes Sri Lanka’s energy sector
  • Mannar Wind Energy Park: Adani is keen on infra partnerships in the island nation

By Business India Editorial

Adani Group is reportedly exploring the possibility of investing in Sri Lanka’s energy and wind sector, according to a senior Sri Lanka official.

Nalinda Ilangakoon, the Vice Chairman of the state-owned Ceylon Electricity Board told media that the Adani Group has explored the possibility of investing in the country’s wind and renewable energy sector. Ilangakoon said senior officials from the Adani Group had visited the north eastern district of Mannar to inspect the wind power farm there. 

He said Gautam Adani and a 10-member delegation travelled to Mannar on a Sri Lanka Airforce helicopter. The Board of Investment said the Phase II of the Mannar Wind Energy Park with a capacity of 100 MW is open on a Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (BOOT) basis for potential investors.

Adani Group had recently sealed a deal with Sri Lanka to develop and run the strategic Colombo Port’s Western Container Terminal.

Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani called on Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa weeks after his company signed a deal with the state-owned Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) to develop and run the strategic Colombo Port's Western Container Terminal (WCT).

“Privileged to meet President @GotabayaR and PM @PresRajapaksa. In addition to developing Colombo Port’s Western Container Terminal, the Adani Group will explore other infrastructure partnerships,” Adani tweeted. “'India's strong bonds with Sri Lanka are anchored to centuries’ old historic ties,” Adani tweeted with pictures of his two meetings in Sri Lanka.

The Group’s bid to gain control of the Eastern Container Terminal (ECT) failed due to mounting opposition from local port trade unions.


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