Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Rains reduce losses to Sri Lanka's state run electricity board
Sun, Dec 30, 2012, 11:25 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 30, Colombo: The losses incurred by the state run electricity board of Sri Lanka, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) will see a reduction due to the rains experienced in the hydropower catchment areas.

The CEB's losses this year are expected to be reduced by over Rs. 5 billion due to the increase in hydropower generation as catchment areas have received heavy rainfall.

The CEB was to record a loss of Rs. 45-50 billion due to the increase in thermal power generation when the prolonged drought earlier in the year reduced the water levels in the hydropower reservoirs.

The cost of producing a unit of thermal energy varies from Rs 24 to Rs 60 while producing a unit of hydropower electricity costs only Rs 6.50.

The hydropower generation in the country reduced to less than 20 percent during the drought experienced in the country a few months ago.

Hydropower generation has increased to 80.5 percent of daily requirement while the reservoir storage capacity has reached nearly 85 percent.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Doubts raised on Pope's visit to Sri Lanka amid snap presidential polls
-- [5 hours ago]
Opposition MPs say election materials are being prepared in Sri Lanka Port Authority Defense Training School
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to appeal to Europe Court of Justice on lower court ruling to lift sanctions on LTTE
-- [7 hours ago]
Browns Hotels and Resorts of Sri Lanka to develop four-star hotel in Maldives
-- [9 hours ago]
India to supply two naval offshore patrol vessels to Sri Lanka - report
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka police use water cannons and tear gas to disperse university students' march
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Sinhala Buddhist extremist group to contest for the upcoming elections
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka External Affairs Minister defends ministry secretary against 'unfounded allegations'
Iran calls for expanding politico-economic relations with Sri Lanka
Opposition lawmakers on fact finding mission attacked in Sri Lanka

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.