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* Opposition MP calls for a parliamentary committee to investigate Sri Lanka's coal power plant
Mon, Dec 9, 2013, 12:25 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Ajith P Perera says the government needs to appoint a parliamentary select committee (PSC) to investigate the Norochcholai coal power plant that has broken down in over 20 occasions since its installation in 2011.

The frequent breakdowns in the coal power plant have resulted in the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) incurring massive financial losses.

Perera said the PSC needs to inquire into the blunders that have been made deliberately in the construction of the first phase of the coal power plant.

Claiming that competitive tenders were not taken up when handing over the construction of the plant, the MP said that there are also questions over the cost of the construction work.

According to Perera, the government needs to inquire into the first phase of the coal power plant before going into the second phase of the construction.

** Related Story :: Second phase of Sri Lanka\'s Norochcholai power plant to be commissioned next month

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