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* Sri Lanka's coal power plant down again for the 26th time
Sat, Jan 11, 2014, 01:46 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's China-built Lakvijaya Power Station in Norochcholai temporarily halted operations again today for the 26th time since its commissioning in March 2010.

Chairman of Sri Lanka's power authority, Ceylon electricity Board (CEB) W. B. Ganegala told local media that the electricity generation was halted due to the change in the conductivity of water that is supplied to the power plant for electricity generation.

The country's only coal power plant in Norochcholai was reactivated on Thursday after it was shut down on January 5 when a water leak in a small pipe supplying water to one of the boilers was found.

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, an official at the CEB told media.

Meanwhile, consultant of the National Electricity Consumers' Movement Bandula Chandrasekara has told the local media that every time the power plant fails, it cost Rs. 26 million to restart the power plant.

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