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The power failure which occurred in several areas this morning was due to the breakdown of a power generator in the first phase of the Norochcholai Coal power station (Lakvijaya), Power and Energy Ministry Media Spokesman Pathum Paskuwal said.

He said the breakdown was caused due to a technical failure in a boiler belonging to the first phase of the plant.

He said the malfunctioning of the generator would not affect the National Power Supply.

Meanwhile, Ceylon Electricity Board Media Spokesman Sulakshana Jayarathna said it would take at least three days to rectify the defect as the technical team could not reach the boiler room due to the high temperature. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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  • Shelly. Monday, 17 April 2017 03:09 PM

    Only last evening at a party I spoke appriciating the engineers about their capability of runnig MOP for 4 months trouble free. Poor me. via DM Android App

    ceylon Monday, 17 April 2017 03:58 PM

    give back this stupid plant to china.build a soler power plant from friendly countrys help like japanbritaincanadausa. via DM Android App

    Lord Wolfstein Monday, 17 April 2017 04:23 PM

    Who buys Chinese rubbish must live with these problems. This should be a warning, however, not to continue to buy Chinese products.

    Lanka Perera Tuesday, 18 April 2017 11:45 AM

    Previous admin is the ones that built this. Now this admin has to bear the burden of it

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 17 April 2017 06:55 PM

    "country gets affordable electricity at the right time" oh realy... and how affordable...our rates are almost similar to western countries.... on time...remember the 4 hour power cuts per day era...when r we going to have them again? When was your last paid vacation by the companies who make you do those CEB reports?

    concern Monday, 17 April 2017 07:06 PM

    This admin has been in power over two years and blaming previous admin won't get the power plant fixed.

    Kale Monday, 17 April 2017 07:24 PM

    I work on a ajor project in Colombo, and we are told to apply "XX Standards with Curry Powder" by our client, who thinks we are too rigourous in asking our contractor to do a decent job, supply proper materials and so on.What we are trying to avoid is the problems like with the coal plant!

    Ravi Monday, 17 April 2017 07:28 PM

    Countrys 55-60% electricity need (around 14.5 GWh per day 14.5 million units per day) fulfilled by Lackvijaya Power Station. Average generation cost per unit is below 7 rupees. If this coal power plant is not available now we would still buy power from private oil burned power producers for Rs. 35-40 per unit. Just think about the saving per month. Nearly 13 Billion per month. via DM iOS App

    Dee Monday, 17 April 2017 07:55 PM

    "Cheeran Jayathu"

    asiyawe ascharya Monday, 17 April 2017 08:06 PM

    luckvijaya is proving to be very lucky for our bribe taking politicians.commission when building the plant,when purchasing coal,and now purchasing power when it is shut down

    CITIZEN Tuesday, 18 April 2017 01:48 PM

    A power-drama called "ALWAYS BREAKDOWN"!

    lokka Monday, 17 April 2017 08:47 PM

    wow brilliant chinese technoligy

    KaluSudha Monday, 17 April 2017 09:23 PM

    Always breakdown apey gama thama

    Pathirana Monday, 17 April 2017 11:52 AM

    Last time when this plant broke down, Engineers and minister are boasting about fixing a cooling mechanism to cool the boiler in a short time when an abnormal shut down happens. What happened to that plan ?.

    ceylon Monday, 17 April 2017 12:10 PM

    here is how the corrupt deals working.multy billion project done by china with lowest quality materials and lankans are loosing money and service. via DM Android App

    lankan Monday, 17 April 2017 12:36 PM

    call mahinda chinthana idiri dakma for repairs

    nature Monday, 17 April 2017 12:40 PM

    Commission amount not meet the target probably...

    Alig Monday, 17 April 2017 12:43 PM

    They forgot the plan because they're too busy daydreaming.

    ravin Monday, 17 April 2017 12:45 PM

    Always brake down. It is time to think long term than short term plans. All short term plans are good for commission makers only. As a country if we do not get into long term planing we are going to sink deeper and deeper into same hole. We have got enough qualified engineers to do proper assessments and planing rather than getting expatriates to do our work.

    George Tuesday, 18 April 2017 06:36 AM

    Why dont you spend some funds and get it sorted by the British their equipments and products are the best when it comes to electricity via DM Android App

    Mevan Monday, 17 April 2017 01:43 PM

    Commission grabbers are now gone but poor people have to bear the consequences.

    vithura Monday, 17 April 2017 02:06 PM

    Commissioned by MR, funded by Chinese loan, built on Chinese technology, with such a record why are we surprised of its regular breakdown....

    Jagath Leanage Monday, 17 April 2017 02:12 PM

    Not a single year it functioned without breaking down .

    Tilak Siyambalapitiya Monday, 17 April 2017 02:20 PM

    For those of you who think there is no long term planning in Sri Lanka, please have a look here on how much of meticulous planning is done to ensure country gets affordable electricity at the right time. http://www.ceb.lk/publications/

    Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 18 April 2017 07:55 AM

    No surprises. This is the rule rather than the exception, isn't it my dear friends.

    Kadiya Tuesday, 18 April 2017 07:57 AM

    ..and they said by hook or by crook they will topple this government and it appears that they've even hood winked Mother Nature to join them in their wicked quest!!!!!!

    raheem Monday, 17 April 2017 02:31 PM

    Oh! What a Karachchal this Norochcal is giving???????


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