Ashoka Fellow
Sri Lanka
Fellow Since 2005
This description of Lalith Seneviratne's work was prepared when Lalith Seneviratne was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2005.
Sixty percent of rural homes in Sri Lanka have no electricity and no chance of being connected to the national grid. As the cost of imported fuel continues to rise, it becomes more and more economically improbable that coverage can be extended. Lalith Seneviratne is bringing economic development to rural communities by helping them produce affordable and environmentally-friendly electricity using a crop they can cultivate throughout the year.
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