Sri Lanka plans to develop its first nuclear power plant by 2030 to generate cheap electricity.
Ministry of Power and Energy secretary MMC Ferdinando told Reuters that they have received government clearance to set up a nuclear power plant of 1,000MW.
The government would begin feasibility studies for nuclear power and hopes to get safety approval from the World Atomic Energy Authority, according to Ferdinando.
"You have to have the plant and safety measures for disposal before starting the plant by 2030," Ferdinando said.
Sri Lanka currently meets its power demands depending 60% on diesel power and 40% on hydro power.