The 132/33kV grid substation at Nawalapitiya constructed by Ceylon Electricity Board with the financial aids granted by the FDA (Agence Française de Dévelopement) was declared open by Hon. Dullas Alahapperuma - Minister of Power and, by H.E. Eric Lavertu - Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka.
Many senior officials, including the Secretary to the Ministry of Power - Mrs. Wasantha Perera, Chairman of CEB – Eng. Vijitha Herath, Vice Chairman – Mr. N.S. Ilangakoon and the General Manager – Eng.(Mrs) N.W.K. Herath were present at the event.