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::

* Sri Lanka, China presidents to open the last phase of Norochcholai coal power plant
Sat, Aug 23, 2014, 12:10 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 23, Colombo: China's President Xi Jinping during his visit to Sri Lanka next month will join Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to commission the last phase of the China-funded Lakvijaya coal power plant in Norochcholai in north western Sri Lanka.

President Xi, who plans to visit India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the coming weeks, is expected to visit Sri Lanka in mid-September.

The Lakvijaya coal power plant was built in two phases. The Phase I of the project with the capacity of 300 MW was commissioned in March 2010 and the Phase II with capacity of 2X300 MW will be commissioned during the Chinese President's visit. With the completion of the second phase the plant will add a total of 900 MW to the grid.

According to the Ministry of Power and Energy, the funding for the project was provided by the Chinese Government on a long term low interest rate to the Sri Lankan Government.

The construction work was carried out by China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) while the funding is provided by the EXIM Bank of the Republic of China. As local investment the Sri Lankan Government has invested Rs. 5.3 billion for the first stage and Rs. 11 billion for the second stage of construction.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka to introduce new legislation to replace old Acts in financial sector to meet present day needs
-- [38 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan woman nabbed at Bangalore airport for drug smuggling
-- [2 hours ago]
U.S. suggests Sri Lanka government to make a public strategy and time table to fulfill UN commitments
-- [2 hours ago]
Pakistan to showcase Gandhara art in Sri Lanka at the Vesak Festival
-- [2 hours ago]
Major General Mahesh Senanayake appointed Chief of Staff in Sri Lanka Army
-- [4 hours ago]
World Water Day: U.S. Embassy helps provide clean drinking water in rural Sri Lanka
Finance Minister pays surprise visit to Sri Lanka Customs
Sri Lanka introduces new regulations to prevent construction of new buildings near power lines
Sri Lanka should develop timetable for full implementation of its UN commitments - HRW
Sri Lanka, India hold army-to-army talks

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.