By Hiran Priyankara Jayasinghe
Several residents in parts of Puttalam today obstructed engineers setting up cables connecting wind turbines to transformers, saying the cables were too close to other power lines and posed a threat to the general public in the area.
When a Daily Mirror online team visited Puttalam today the residents were seen arguing with the engineers and stood between the cables and engineers demanding to speak to officials involved in the wind power project.
Following a heated protest the engineers provided contacts of the wind turbine project authorities to the residents in order to defuse the situation which had arisen.
A Manager at the wind power plant, Champika Perera, speaking to Daily Mirror online said that following the concerns raised by the residents measures were taken to re-locate the cables as well as the concrete posts. (Daily Mirror online)
Pic by Hiran Priyankara Jayasinghe