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* 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.

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