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* Sri Lanka's coal power plant's second phase suffers breakdown
Sun, May 18, 2014, 10:38 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 18, Colombo: The newly commissioned second phase of the Sri Lanka's coal power plant in Norochcholai has suffered a second breakdown.

The breakdown this time was reportedly caused by a leak in the boiler. The first breakdown in the second phase was during the testing period of the plant on January 25.

The second phase of the coal power plant was handed over to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) by the contractor, China Mechanical Engineering Corporation last Thursday.

The breakdown in the second phase of the coal power plant has affected the finances of the CEB.

Power and Energy Ministry Secretary M.M.C. Ferdinando told the media that the CEB is likely to face a massive financial crisis since the CEB had to purchase power from private suppliers at a high cost.

According to Ferdinando, the reduction of power generation through hydro sources due to the drought has also affected the CEB.

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