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* Chinese company has no plans to take over Sri Lanka's coal power plant it built
Mon, Mar 3, 2014, 10:59 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 03, Colombo: China Machinery and Engineering Company(CMEC), which constructed Sri Lanka's Lakvijaya coal power plant in Norochcholai, said in a statement today that it had not held any discussion with the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) regarding a shift of authority.

CMEC in a statement said that there were no discussions on transfer of the power plant or a handover of the operations to CMEC.

CMEC said that neither it had requested nor the CEB had discussed about such transfer.

"CMEC strongly believes that the Puttalam Coal Power Plant in Norochcholai is the most significant property that belongs to the CEB and holds the most valuable assets of the nation of Sri Lanka, benefiting every citizen of the country," Wang Ludong, Site Manager of the Puttalam Coal Power Project for CMEC said in the press statement.

"CMEC sincerely believes that the Puttalam Coal Power Plant in Norochcholai is the most important energy supply in the country and hence it is of significant indispensability to the improvement of Sri Lankan people's living standards and the development of the economy of Sri Lanka," he added.

The Site Manager also added that the CMEC would dedicate its service and distribute all its efforts along with long-term technical support to CEB for the stable operation of the plant and to promote the friendly and cooperative relations between China and Sri Lanka.

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