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Sri Lanka and India forge venture for power grid connectivity

Sri Lanka and India have embarked on a collaborative venture aimed at enhancing power grid connectivity between the two nations. The ambitious project involves the creation of an undersea transmission line that will link Sri Lanka's power grid with that of India.

The plan centers around establishing a direct power line connecting Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka to Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state in India. This ambitious endeavor includes a 130 km overland transmission line within India, culminating in an undersea connection via a submarine cable that will surface at Thiruketheeswaram in Mannar, northeast Sri Lanka.

With the Detailed Project Report (DPR) now in hand, both countries are advancing towards the formation of a joint venture that will oversee the execution of this significant infrastructure project. The joint venture will operate under a sustainable business model, aimed at leveraging financial resources effectively to realize the project's goals.

Central to the initiative is Sri Lanka's aspiration to harness its substantial renewable energy potential, estimated at 200 Gigawatts from sources like wind and solar power. The joint venture is anticipated to play a pivotal role in securing necessary funding and expertise, thereby paving the way for the project's successful implementation.