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* Chinese and Sri Lankan engineers working to restore failing power plant - CEB
Fri, Jan 17, 2014, 12:19 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 16, Colombo: Chinese and Sri Lankan engineers are continuously working on restoring the Norochcholai coal power plant, Sri Lanka's power authority, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) said today.

The General Manager of the CEB, Shavindranath Fernando speaking at a media briefing said the plant stopped functioning due to a technical issue arose during repairs and there was no conspiracy behind the power plant's failure as some quarters have claimed.

The China-built Lakvijaya Power Station in Norochcholai temporarily halted operations again on January 11 for the 26th time since its commissioning in March 2010.

Fernando also said there was no truth to the claim that an old system has been installed in the china-built coal power plant.

According to the General Manager the country's only coal power plant has already earned its investment Of US$ 450 million.

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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