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* Sri Lanka opposition legislators on an inspection visit to Norochcholai power plant
Thu, May 29, 2014, 08:47 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 29, Colombo: A group of eleven parliamentarians from Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) today visited the country's first coal power plant in Norochcholai.

Deputy Minister Anthony Victor Perera and several local politicians of ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) along with a team of officials from the Ceylon Electricity Board warmly welcomed the UNP parliamentarians.

This was totally in contrast to the treatment the opposition MPs received when they visited the Hambantota Harbor and Mattala Airport last month.

The MPs' visit was an inspection tour that is being undertaken by the UNP parliamentarians as fact finding missions of mega development projects in the country.

The CEB officials explaining the present operations of the power plant pointed out that the power plant brings long term benefits to the country.

During past three years the Lakvijaya power plant has generated over 4,000 gigawatt/hours to the national grid. It has a capacity to generate 85 percent of annual power requirement. The power plant has already saved about US$ 500 million to the country, the officials explained.

The UNP parliamentarians extensively inspected the power plant and the CEB officials have fully facilitated them for this purpose, according to authorities.

UNP MPs Ajith P. Perera, Nalin Bandara, Eran Wickramaratne, Ajith Mannapperuma and R. Yogarajan came under attack during an inspection tour at the Hambantota Port and Mattala Airport last month from UPFA supporters who claimed to be defenders of the ventures.

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