June 05, Colombo: A delegation of Sri Lanka government is to leave for India to have crucial discussions on the coal power plant proposed to be established in Trincomalee, port city in the Eastern Province.
India’s National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has agreed to set up the power plant in Trincomalee in collaboration with the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB). The 500 mega watt coal power plant costs around US $ 500 million.
However, a controversy erupted between the NTPC and the Sri Lanka government as Sampur was proposed by the government as the venue for the power plant. Government captured Sampur from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam last year.
The delegation is due to discuss a number of factors related to the agreement to be signed including the venue.