Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* China assures expertise and equipment to fix Sri Lanka's failing coal power plant
Tue, Jan 28, 2014, 09:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 28, Colombo: The Chinese government has offered expertise and equipment to ensure the proper functioning of Sri Lanka's failing Lakvijaya coal power plant in Norochcholai.

The China-built coal power plant had failed frequently and the plant halted its operations again on January on the 11th for the 26th time since its installation in March 2011.

Responding to the reports of frequent failures, a team of officials from the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka under the guidance of Chinese government has met Power and Energy Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi today.

The Chinese officials have pledged to provide all required support and equipment to ensure the efficient functioning of the coal power plant.

They have pledged to bring experts to check the major equipment and other appliances fixed in the power plant from the relevant companies and renovate the plant if there are any construction failures, the government information department said.

The diplomats of the Chinese Embassy agreed to coordinate the suppliers of the machinery and components of the Chinese built coal power plant to have them tested the quality of the equipment. The officials also agreed to have the defects of the equipment identified and repaired by the supplier in case fault is identified, the Ministry of Power and Energy announced after the discussion.

The Secretary of the Ministry of Power and Energy M.M.C. Ferdinando, Chairman of Ceylon Electricity Board W.B. Ganegala and other senior officials participated in the discussion.

The Power and Energy Minister recently said in parliament that the plant failed 271 days out of the 1,086 days it was in operation.

The Lakvijaya coal power plant adds 300 megawatts to the national grid in the first phase and another 300 megawatts will be added in the soon to be operational second phase.

** Related Story :: Sri Lanka\'s china-built coal power plant failed 271 day since start

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka, Japan to link FTA this year
-- [4 hours ago]
Hotel Management Conference in Colombo from May 12-13
-- [5 hours ago]
Teenage lovers jump off water fall to death in Sri Lanka
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government committed to strengthen private sector - President
-- [7 hours ago]
Tamil Nadu fishermen allege Sri Lanka sea pirates attacked them in mid-sea
-- [7 hours ago]
Former Sri Lanka President denies existence of foreign bank accounts
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Marxist party says 19th Amendment is not perfect, but better than nothing
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Central Bank Governor cleared of any misconduct in bond issue
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government to send team to Ukraine to probe former diplomat
Sri Lanka's former ruling party to be re-launched this week by the President

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.