Coal burning process starts

17 November 2010 05:54 am - 37     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The first phase of the coal burning process at the Norochcholai Coal power plant commenced a short while ago.

The process was set off by Ministers Champika Ranawake, Susil Premajayantha and W.D.G Seniviratne. (LP)

  Comments - 37

  • Dayan Meemaduma Wednesday, 17 November 2010 07:59 AM

    The first shipment of coal is only coming in January. Go figure now!

    Faqi Wednesday, 17 November 2010 08:37 PM

    Kuma - What do you prefer the nations health & wealth or cheap electricity? Hydro, wind, solar, tidal wave are much cheaper than imported coal

    spark Wednesday, 17 November 2010 12:12 PM

    Oh Faqi, the monkeys in this country will not understand your blab...anything what MR does is patriotic, sacred and needs to be cheered.

    Kuma Wednesday, 17 November 2010 12:15 PM

    Faqi, people like you only these things get delayed environment al factors are secondary think about the cheap electricity

    KD Wednesday, 17 November 2010 08:11 AM

    there goes our lungs..

    Bird Eye Wednesday, 17 November 2010 08:53 AM

    Do you have the money to buy a Nuke power plant?

    Darren Wednesday, 17 November 2010 08:55 AM

    Jealousy at its best.Faqi wake up and read more please.

    Saradial Wednesday, 17 November 2010 09:00 AM

    Are you serious? They celebrated just for public information? can't they spread the news in media?

    Any way I appreciated all who initiate and worked in this project including labors

    nick Wednesday, 17 November 2010 09:00 AM

    Initial firing of a coal plant requires liquid fuel like Diesal.

    Wara Wednesday, 17 November 2010 09:00 AM

    Yes, it's true. There are people don't understand that even after !!!!

    ampare son Thursday, 18 November 2010 12:26 AM

    dear smart Aleck. american people allways talk about envirnoment. but they use coal burning power plant.

    Musthafa Wednesday, 17 November 2010 01:49 PM

    please look in to safety measures also

    Saman/Saouth Africa Wednesday, 17 November 2010 05:57 AM

    Hopefully No Power Cuts for Next 20 Years

    Ranjith Wednesday, 17 November 2010 06:02 AM

    Good news for a bright future of Sri lanka. These steps would enlighten our future!.

    micky Wednesday, 17 November 2010 06:21 AM

    Thanx for da ppl who made this success

    bandara Wednesday, 17 November 2010 03:53 PM

    anyone can construct a coal power plant ..what's important is how much bribe was taken for the project.

    Darren Wednesday, 17 November 2010 06:34 AM

    Thank you Hon. Mahinda Rajapakse for taking correct decisions at the correct time. You are a true leader.Thank you once again.

    pandula Wednesday, 17 November 2010 06:36 AM

    How many celebration at Norochcholai upto date. in near future they will celebrate the tightening the first nut in any project.

    SL Wednesday, 17 November 2010 04:10 PM

    This project was delayed due to the influence of Catholic Church. MR had the backbone to ignore them.

    Dayan Meemaduma Wednesday, 17 November 2010 06:40 AM

    Sad thing is people dont know Diesel is used to fire up the boilers.

    Rajitha Wednesday, 17 November 2010 06:48 AM

    okay listen people. here's an expert on power plants. government must have been out of mind not to consult him before launching such a massive project.

    Nan Wednesday, 17 November 2010 06:53 AM

    Excellent.

    Smart Aleck Wednesday, 17 November 2010 10:33 AM

    What about Environmental Pollution repercussions?

    Ane Anichchan Wednesday, 17 November 2010 07:01 AM

    Be it either a "coal burning" or "coconut shell burning" process, what people need is the cheapest source of energy supply.

    Wara Wednesday, 17 November 2010 07:02 AM

    This was dragging for long time for various pressures. But MR took the right decision and make it success. Well done and good work. Upper Kotmale too is a such project delayed due to Thondaman's pressure by previous government and it too will be in action very soon.

    Sam Wednesday, 17 November 2010 07:02 AM

    Can we imagine a GREEN ENVIRONMENT in the future...?

    Hasiya Wednesday, 17 November 2010 07:13 AM

    Agreed 100%

    Hasiya Wednesday, 17 November 2010 07:15 AM

    If an opening ceremony won't happen, how would people like u get to know at least that kind of good activity is happening in the country??

    Faqi Wednesday, 17 November 2010 07:20 AM

    Most countries in the world are giving up coal burning power plants as it does irreparable damage the environment and are turning to other methods such as hydro, natural gas and nuclear.
    This is outdated technology. Coal burning power stations are major emitters of greenhouse gases, which according to the consensus of scientific organisations are a major contributor to the global warming observed over the last 100 years.The combustion of coal contributes the most to acid rain and air pollution

    Udula Wednesday, 17 November 2010 11:11 AM

    RISE! A wake up call to all the environmentalists.

    Dinesh Wednesday, 17 November 2010 07:30 AM

    Rajith - Improvement like this wont help poor!!! pririty should be the basics.....

    Dinesh Wednesday, 17 November 2010 07:31 AM

    This plant is proposed long time back ...

    Dinesh Wednesday, 17 November 2010 07:32 AM

    agreed. find an alternative

    Api Walata! Wednesday, 17 November 2010 07:37 AM

    do u know the price difference between a ton of coal and a equivalent ton of Diesel?

    Api Walata! Wednesday, 17 November 2010 07:41 AM

    how can coal burning create a green environment? have you heard about the story of the Manchester peppered moth?

    TDDC Wednesday, 17 November 2010 07:47 AM

    What is the process of buying coal? Proper procurement procedure is followed? what is the ex-mine price and transport and insurance ????


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