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ADANI’s Secret Agenda – Undersea cable to make Sri Lanka depend on Power from INDIA

By xNews Editor , in English Expose Power , at June 19, 2022

Political correspondent revealed that the project launched in 2010 to export electricity to Sri Lanka through an undersea cable system is being launched immediately.

India had focused on exporting 500 megawatts of electricity from Sri Lanka’s power requirement and the project was completely shelved due to protests at the time. At that time the estimated cost of the project was around Rs. 4,000 million.

The feasibility study was expected to lay cables at a depth of 25 m above sea level at a depth of 500 m and the Indo-Sri Lanka power grid interconnection would extend over 360 km including 120 km of sea route. The project will include a transmission line from Madurai in Tamil Nadu to Andhra Pradesh in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory has also conducted a study in this regard and they are also intervening in this regard.

Due to the lack of a transmission system between the two countries, India had focused on seabed cable technology as an alternative, but the project was halted due to protests by the Tamil Nadu provincial government and the central government, as well as the slow pace of the JVP and the then good governance government in Sri Lanka.

The plan to connect the two networks has been in operation for several years, and in 2010 the two countries signed an agreement in 2010 on feasibility studies for an undersea power line.

Despite this, it was revealed last week that India and Sri Lanka had resumed talks on connecting their power grids. When our correspondent inquired about this from Wasantha Perera, Secretary to the Ministry of Power and Energy in Sri Lanka, it was acknowledged that the relevant discussions had begun.

The Indian Prime Minister and other senior officials have met the Indian Prime Minister and stressed the importance of the project to reduce China’s influence in India. There are.

Meanwhile, at a meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee on External Affairs chaired by Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar, Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar also briefed the opposition members on the project, but nothing was revealed to the media.

“As a sustainable solution to the energy crisis, the national grid should be linked to India so that the island’s surplus energy can be exported.”

Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera in Parliament on the 8th
MP Namal Rajapaksa with Cabinet Minister Kanchana Wijeseka in Press Briefing

This project is one of the main objectives of the Strategic Paper issued by the Sri Lankan Embassy in India last July.
“This will enable Sri Lanka to obtain electricity during operational and maintenance periods and to export surplus produce to India,” he said.

It is clear that the phrase was used to deceive the people of Sri Lanka, as nearly two – thirds of Sri Lanka’s electricity is generated by oil and coal power plants, and the rest by hydroelectric power. It will never be possible to meet the demand. Thus, a mountain of Indian debt will pile up in Sri Lanka and India will eventually take full control of Sri Lanka.

Beijing and New Delhi India is now directly involved in influencing the geopolitical island just off the southern tip of India, and India is currently seeking $ 1.9 billion to resolve Sri Lanka’s worst financial crisis since independence from Britain in 1948. The aid was provided through credit channels and exchanges, and India was ready to sacrifice another $ 2 billion.

Power Grid Corporation of India

A study by the Power Grid Corporation of India aims to deploy a 500-megawatt (MW) or 1,000-megawatt undersea transmission system, according to a 2015 annual report by the state-run company.

Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) is a leading transmission company in India, delivering bulk power across various states in India. It owns 90% of India’s interstate and interstate power transmission systems.

MP Namal With PM Narendra Modi

But India PGCIL buys electricity from Gautam Adani, who is currently invading Sri Lanka, to meet his country’s electricity needs. Adani Transmission Limited (ATL), based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, owns one of India’s premier power transmissions across the country. Accordingly, it is clear that electricity will have to be purchased from Adani through the cable project as well.

PM Narendra Modi with ADANI