The Government will meet the electricity needs of the entire Jaffna District by November this year. Its desire is to supply power sans a crisis after completing the work on the Chunnakam Power Plant.
24 mega watts of power is being provided to the Jaffna civilians at present. The Chunakkam power plant, which will be ready by end of November, can generate 36 megawatts, generating six megawatts from six generators. Thereafter it will be possible to supply power to factories of the District. 50 Chinese engineers and 50 constructors resident in Jaffna are engaged in this task.
Jaffna Commanding Officer Major Gen. G.A. Chandrasiri expressing views on the infrastructure provided by the Government for the benefit of Jaffna civilians said the Chunnakam power plant is expected to provide electricity to the entire Jaffna Peninsula and much work is being done in the construction.