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A team of German technicians are scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka tomorrow (21) to investigate the two unusual explosions at the Biyagama Grid Sub Station and the Kotugoda CEB Grid Sub Station recently, the Power and Renewable Energy Ministry said.

Secretary to the Ministry Dr. Suren Batagoda said the transformers were manufactured in Germany and therefore the German team would investigate the unusual occurrence.

“They assured the transformers would not explode. The team is looking into whether it was a technical issue or sabotage,” he said.

Earlier Dr. Batagoda said engineers were unable to determine the cause of the explosions. How, both transformers exploded in the same fashion amidst the security in the sub stations in Biyagama and Kotagoda was suspicious, he said.

An unusual explosion at the electricity transformer yard in Biyagama caused an island-wide blackout plunging the country into darkness last Sunday for eight hours.

Several days after the explosion at the Biyagama Grid Sub Station, another transformer at the Kotugoda CEB Grid Sub Station in Minuwangoda, has also exploded.  (Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • Ravi Monday, 21 March 2016 02:02 PM

    DAVAL MIGEL RA DANIEL

    ANTON Sunday, 20 March 2016 12:12 PM

    WHEN THE PATIENT CAN NOT BE CURED BY ACUPUNCTURE, WE WILL HAVE TO GIVE THE HOMEOPATHY TREATMENTS.

    Rohan Sunday, 20 March 2016 02:19 PM

    Why? Sri Lankan Engineers incompetent? I always hear those local Engineers boast about themselves.

    Lanka Sunday, 20 March 2016 06:22 PM

    Where are out "top" engineers?

    Dee Sunday, 20 March 2016 06:28 PM

    Finally. Eyes are opened.

    sss Sunday, 20 March 2016 07:02 PM

    They are the ones signing on monthly electricity bills.

    sarath Monday, 21 March 2016 05:34 PM

    The tap changer oil is separate from bulk transformer oil and bot have to be checked regularly for proper dielectric strength. Wonder whether this was done.

    sss Monday, 21 March 2016 05:34 PM

    yes they are not capable. Doctors go to garage practice and engineers become office managers. Both live on the productivity of blkue collar workers like housemaids

    nanda Monday, 21 March 2016 09:19 AM

    Govt. is showing the world that our doctors and engineers aren't capable to do their jobs and need to bring them from India. via DM Android App


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