Aug 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's China-built Lakvijaya Power Station in Norochcholai stopped power generation on Tuesday as the two 300 MW power generators developed technical problems.
The Power generator of Phase 1 was shut down due to a technical problem developed when the engineers were trying to restore functioning of the Phase 2 generator, an official said.
The third Phase generator was undergoing tests as the second and third phases of the power plant are being prepared for commissioning next month during the Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the island.
Ceylon electricity Board (CEB) authorities meanwhile said they are hopeful that the second generator could resume operations by the end of this month.
When fully functional the three phases of the coal power plant will add 300 MW each, for a total of 900 MW,