Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka to hand over Norochcholai coal power plant operations to the Chinese
Sun, Apr 6, 2014, 11:51 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 06, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka has taken steps to hand over all operations at the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant (NCPP) to China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) for three years, Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) sources have been quoted as saying in the local media.

The Ceylon Today newspaper has stated that according to a source, the Cabinet approved its paper on handing over the power plant to the Chinese on March 27. An engineer attached to the power plant, on condition of anonymity, has said that although the usual process is signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) after receiving Cabinet approval, in this instance the MOU was signed before Cabinet approval was received.

However, Power and Energy Ministry Secretary M.M.C. Ferdinando has said Cabinet approval was received to sign an MOU to consult CMEC for technical instructions and to get equipment from CMEC to check the power plant’s standards. He says CMEC will spend money for this.

Ferdinando has added that the second step of the power plant is still in the experimental stage, and it will add 300 MW of power upon completion.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
China - Sri Lanka cooperation only for peace and development - envoy
-- [2 hours ago]
Identity of Sri Lanka election rally shooting suspect revealed
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka PM says many tasks for new government, counts on Speaker for consensus in House
-- [3 hours ago]
Nestlé Lanka PLC opens trading at Colombo Stock Exchange
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Northern Provincial Council unanimously calls for an international tribunal
-- [5 hours ago]
'India - Sri Lanka relations now on a sound footing'
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka President urges legislators to end divisive politics and strengthen national government
-- [7 hours ago]
Leader of the House and Chief Government Whip Appointed
Sri Lanka Tourism to focus on an Indian niche market- IAS officers
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 16 Tamil Nadu fishermen

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.