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* Sri Lanka's China-built coal power plant breaks down again for the 25th time
Sun, Jan 5, 2014, 10:13 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka's China-built Lakvijaya Power Station in Norochcholai broke down again today for the 25th time since its commissioning in March 2010.

The malfunction occurred two days after the power station was re-started following a lapse of over fortnight.

The reason for the latest breakdown has been identified as a water leakage in the boiler.

The Lakvijaya coal power station broke down on December 14 also and Chinese engineers were called on to repair it. The power station was restarted on January 02.

The repairs are to commence in two days and the date for restarting the power station is expected to be predicted on that day.

The current phase I of the coal power plant adds 300 MW to the national energy grid and with the completion of next phase the plant will add up to 900 MW.

Phase II with capacity of 2X300 MW was scheduled for to commission in October 2013 but it has been delayed and no date for opening has been given yet.

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