Ethanol to drive Lankan cars

Chairman Pelwatte Sugar Industries Ltd (IPSL) Ariyaseela Wickramanayake has submitted a proposal where the country's full requirement of fuel can be produced by cultivating 65,000 hectares of sugarcane while fulfilling the total requirement of sugar for the country and producing more than 150 megawatts of electricity. The total investment for this plan would be only 150 million US dollars which is the cost of only one third of upper Kotmale project.