Power regulator appoints high-profile committee to probe Norochcholai breakdown

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Power regulator, the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) yesterday announced the appointment of a high-profile 3-member committee to carry out an independent investigation of the recent breakdown of Lakvijaya coal power plant at Norochcholai.


Shibly Aziz, Former Attorney General and President’s Counsel has been appointed as the Chairman of the Committee while R.I. Senaratne, Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, IESL College of Engineering and Professor Kapila Perera, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa have function as committee members. 


The investigation team is required to investigate relevant technical and non-technical evidence/information/data that requires ascertaining the causes for the failure, examine the causes for the failure, analyze whether the failure could have been prevented and make recommendations and advices to prevent similar failures in future. 
A failure of Norochcholai Lakvijaya Power Station occurred around 11.00 hrs on 15th October which resulted power cuts up to one and a half hours islandwide excluding Greater Colombo.

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