Lakwijaya breaks down again

8 August 2012 07:42 am - 36     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Lakwijaya Power Plant at Norochcholai had automatically shut down today due to the tripping of a transmission line from Norochcholai to Veyangoda. The shutdown deprived the national grid of 300MV, the Ministry of Power and Energy said.

Ceylon Electricity Board Chairman Wimaladharma Abeywickrema said they would take all relevant measures to ensure the plant was back to normal soon.

  Comments - 36

  • Silva Thursday, 09 August 2012 12:53 AM

    Will be interesting to find out how much the promoter of the project earned as his ' fee '.

    Premalal Wednesday, 08 August 2012 12:20 PM

    A transmission line shutting the power plant is like the tail wagging the dog.

    king kong Thursday, 09 August 2012 02:58 AM

    I see people blaming Chinese here. What a stupid people we have in SL? Chinese have the worlds best technologies and its is our MARA installed outdated power-plant from china for high commissions.

    Kautilya Thursday, 09 August 2012 08:19 AM

    Brand New Plant from China. 5 times broken. Who earn the commission?

    Chan chun ho Wednesday, 08 August 2012 12:28 PM

    Better to shut down this plant. after 10years operation the maintenence cost will be very high.

    Wind Power Wednesday, 08 August 2012 01:25 PM

    any chance 44MW + 30MW intermittent power might triggered sudden tripping?

    sach Thursday, 09 August 2012 03:30 AM

    if u go for a power plant or any manufacturing site, always go for german stuff. Both indian and chinese machine suck.

    meranchi Wednesday, 08 August 2012 01:46 PM

    that is like a white elephant, waste of public fund and pocket...i

    anonymous Friday, 10 August 2012 04:06 AM

    A transmission line breakdown? That's pathetic! Do you Identified Flying Objects (IFOs) in the area or something that the transmission line keeps breaking down?

    Suj Friday, 10 August 2012 04:13 AM

    If so why can't we do it :) don't blame them for the breakdown. Almost everything is made by China these days. We don't do things and we don't let others do as well.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 08 August 2012 07:59 AM

    Chinese magic!

    sack Wednesday, 08 August 2012 08:07 AM

    Then lakvijaya has not broken down. The transmission line has broken down.

    Yehiya Wednesday, 08 August 2012 08:11 AM

    White elephant. Shutdown the plant.

    senavi Wednesday, 08 August 2012 02:40 PM

    do not blame others. Our eighty year old higher education has produce only free loaders.

    NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Wednesday, 08 August 2012 08:05 AM

    Made by China

    miri Wednesday, 08 August 2012 08:03 AM

    oh no, again

    Manju Thursday, 09 August 2012 04:39 AM

    yes,, good idea becasue government also getting break down every time due to different issues

    richardson Thursday, 09 August 2012 04:42 AM

    Cheena Patas Patas

    Alex Thursday, 09 August 2012 09:43 AM

    break down again !!!

    it was never working properly !!!

    Yohan Perera Wednesday, 08 August 2012 08:35 AM

    Learning from trial and error...

    Ceylonese Wednesday, 08 August 2012 08:18 AM

    It seems to be the transmision line has fallen down. Otherwise it doesn't take long to restore the line first and start the generation again.

    MAXd Wednesday, 08 August 2012 08:39 AM

    Ayyoh Salli!!!

    Em Wednesday, 08 August 2012 08:44 AM

    Chinese quality as always.. Just imagine if SL builds a nuclear power plant. God bless the world

    Fazli Wednesday, 08 August 2012 04:51 PM

    Good things No Cheap ! Cheap things No.Good, Its chinese saying !

    Anura Wednesday, 08 August 2012 05:28 PM

    WTF is happening

    Dadoriya Wednesday, 08 August 2012 09:46 AM

    How come a transmission line failure shutdown a power station. Is this report correct?

    DMirrorFan Wednesday, 08 August 2012 09:48 AM

    Now ministry officials may have a group chat and will name it 'meeting'.

    Manju Wednesday, 08 August 2012 06:39 PM

    This happen when we brought low qualtiy things from China mainly for commision .See pollogolla power station made 50 y ago, victoria power station more than 35 y still running with out issue like this .. but this one break down evey day than operating...

    Fazli Wednesday, 08 August 2012 06:57 PM

    Throw the plant & chase all the chinese whatever is their category. We are draining public funds to keep carrying it.

    TMA Wednesday, 08 August 2012 07:00 PM

    I kinda enjoy this. U stupid Sri Lankans lol

    Just Another Citizen Wednesday, 08 August 2012 10:02 AM

    Your tax payers money at work. Wake up people.

    Cynic Wednesday, 08 August 2012 10:37 AM

    High time to rename it Mahinda Rajapakse Lakwijaya power Plant.

    Notharismama Wednesday, 08 August 2012 10:35 AM

    Lakwijaya has broken DOWN! Automatic supply side management system's has not worked!

    Sarneris Wednesday, 08 August 2012 10:48 AM

    Transmission line shuts down the plant??

    Almost like the tail wagging the dog!!

    Lord Mountbatten Thursday, 09 August 2012 07:02 AM

    Correct. He is on some very powerful boards now.

    roger Wednesday, 08 August 2012 11:06 AM

    Guy who implemented the project with the SL and Chinese Govt is a Billionaire in Rs and a Millionaire in $, Made some good bucks and laughing away


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