Power Minister Dullas Alahapperuma yesterday said that two hydro power plants will generate power this year.
He was speaking at an event in Tangalle.
Minister Alahapperuma said that the Uma Oya Power Plant and the Broadland Power Plant will generate power in this year.
Since the Norochcholai power plant was vested in the people in 2013, no power plant has been set up in the country, he said
In the third decade of the 21st century, 118,000 families in Sri Lanka are living without electricity, the Minister said.
Over 30,000 families living under poverty line will be given free electricity before the New Year. We have already provided free electricity to 9,000 families, he said.
The Electricity Board will provide free electricity to families who have wired their houses before April 13.
Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa, Electricity Board Chairman Vijitha Herath, General Manager Kumuduni Herath and a number of officials were participated.