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* Sri Lanka parliament to debate power crisis as losses mount purchasing power from private sector
Sat, Jan 25, 2014, 08:02 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 25, Colombo: The parliament of Sri Lanka will debate the current power crisis in the country due to breakdowns in power plants as the state owned power supplier incurs heavy losses purchasing power from the private sector to meet the national requirement.

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) is paying Rs. 160 million per day to purchase 600MW of power from the private sector due to the breakdown in four state-owned power plants in the country, sources said.

The debate will take place on February 7th as an adjournment motion moved by the main opposition United National Party (UNP).

The Business Committee of parliament chaired by the Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody has decided that a debate on the power crisis was essential.

Power Generation at the Norochcholai coal power plant, Kelanitissa, Randenigala and Rantambe power plants have come to standstill due to breakdowns while power generation at Lakshapana and Canyon power stations have come to a standstill due to maintenance work.

The CEB however, has assured that despite the breakdowns there will be no power cuts except for random disruptions.

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