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The Government is to launch its national programme to convert one million housing units to solar power stations within two weeks.

Accordingly, the programme will be introduced by President Maithripala Sirisena.

The programme would enable the households to fit solar energy panels to obtain electricity needed for domestic use and then sell the excess electricity to the Ceylon Electricity Board.

This process would also create additional income for the households.

The Ministry would be presenting a detailed report as a paper to the Cabinet in the near future.