IJSRP, Volume 10, Issue 12, December 2020 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Nearly 69% of Sri Lankan household depend on biomass to meet their energy needs, while biomass meets 36% of country’s energy supply. The users of biomass can be classified as households, institutions, industries, and power generation. There is a slow shift away from using biomass as a cooking fuel in the household sector adhering to the fuel stacking phenomena, as they tend to retain the practice of using biomass for cooking irrespective of using modern modes. Biomass use in industries is increasing and becoming more formalized and organized. Biomass based power generation is very minimal. The national policy related to biomass is encouraging.