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's coal power plant to resume operations next week after shut down
Sat, Feb 8, 2014, 12:39 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka's China-built Lakvijaya Coal Power Plant in Norochcholai will resume operations next week after a month-long shut down due to a technical failure.

The power authority, Ceylon Electricity Board says the inspections at the plant are being carried out by Indian and Chinese experts and the power generation is expected to resume next week.

The plant halted operations on the 11th January this year for the 26th time since its inception following the detection of a water leak in a small pipe supplying water to one of the boilers.

Deputy General Manager of the power generations unit of the plant M.C. Wickremasekera said the officials of the China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), which built the plant, is also conducting inspections.

The CMEC has assured the Sri Lankan government to repair all technical failures in the ailing plant.

The CEB is incurring losses of millions of rupees due to the failures at the coal power plant as the authority has to purchase fuel-generated power from private suppliers to meet the country's daily requirement. The problem is further exacerbated by the prevailing dry weather condition limiting the hydropower generating capacity.

Currently, thermal power meets 63 percent of country's daily need and hydropower supplies 36 percent.

However, according to the official the CEB will continue to supply uninterrupted power.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka bags four golds at the 12th South Asian Games
-- [7 hours ago]
UN rights chief says will listen to everyone, look for constructive discussion
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka opposition party protests UN Rights Chief's visit
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka police chief defends dutiful police officers, will not cover up for wrongdoers
-- [9 hours ago]
India fully supports Sri Lankan government policies - Minister Swaraj
-- [9 hours ago]
India, Sri Lanka discuss preparations to begin negotiations on the Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement
Largest cruise liner MS Rotterdam to call at Sri Lanka's Hambanthota Port
Indian External Affairs Minister briefs Sri Lankan President on Joint Commission meeting outcomes
Sri Lanka Navy participates in International Fleet Review 2016
Korean assistance to develop Sri Lanka's fishing industry

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.