Oct 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Lakvijaya Coal Power Plant in Norochcholai has restored its activities after a brief shut down Tuesday due to a technical failure.
The Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) W.B. Ganegala said the activities of the power plant have been fully restored since last night and the plant has begun power generation in full capacity.
Ganegala, participating in a program aired by the state run radio SLBC said the officials have been able to rectify the technical problem within few hours.
The plant resumed operations only a few days ago after being closed for maintenance work when it developed the failure in its water supply network.
The plant was closed for 40 days for annual maintenance and other repair work since August 21.
The CEB Chairman said 95 percent of work in the second stage construction of the power station has been completed and it is expected to be operational by December.
The Minister of Power and Energy, Pavithra Wanniarachchi who inspected the progress of the second stage construction instructed the officials to speed up the process.
The Chairman said the third phase of the construction to increase the power generation further will be completed by early next year.
When the project funded by China is completed the plant will add 900 MW of electricity to the national grid.