President Maithripala Sirisena was the Chief Guest at the ceremony held to declare open the latest Biomass power plant of the Tokyo Cement Group in Trincomalee recently. This Rs. 2.5 billion plant by Tokyo Power will add 70 GW to the national grid. Agricultural resources are utilized to generate electricity at this plant.
President Sirisena handed over the title deeds of the houses provided by the Tokyo Cement Group to the victims of the Tsunami during the event . Minister of Power and Renewable Energy,Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Minister of Agriculture, Duminda Dissanayake, Governor of the Eastern Province, Austin Fernando, Eastern Provincial Council Minister Ariyawathi Galappaththi, Chairman of Tokyo Cement Company, Dr. Harsha Cabral, Managing Director, S R Gnanam and many others participated.