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The Russian ambassador to Sri Lanka, Yuri Matiri, has stated that the idea of Russia’s construction of a nuclear power plant in Sri Lanka is under discussion, and may be implemented in the long run.
Moscow – Sputnik. “The Sri Lankan authorities are among the proponents of environmentally friendly energy. The main goal the country is looking to achieve is a smooth transition from the use of current polluting energy sources (i.e. coal and oil) to” environmentally friendly “(gas, alternative sources), Matire told Sputnik. Therefore, the use of corn in this context is considered a highly promising issue, even work in this direction has already begun.
The Russian diplomat emphasized that the nuclear power plant is the final result of cooperation between countries on the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. Considering Sri Lanka’s interest and continued economic development, there is a significant increase in energy consumption. From this standpoint, the idea of building a nuclear power plant may be completely acceptable and debated, and it could also be achieved in the long run.
It is reported that, according to the ambassador above, consultations for the first time in 2017 were conducted by the Ross Atom Foundation and the relevant Sri Lankan bodies on a draft intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy proposed by the Russian side, and work in this direction is still ongoing.