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A leak has been reported in two of the three main pipelines carrying water to the Victoria hydro power plant turbines, officials said today.

A senior official said they believed that the pipe had sprung a leak because of the intense heat prevailing during the day. He said this was a normal occurrence during hot weather season.

“We believe that this leak was the result of the intense heat expanding the pipelines. There’s no need for quick repairs because this condition will gradually ease with night fall,” he said.

The official said the leak was minute and would in no way effect the hydro power generation.

When Daily Mirror contacted another official at the power plant, he said the leak was due to a repair carried out recently at the hydro power plant. He also said it was impossible to have any sort of leak as there was a shortage of water at this time.

“The amount of water in the dam has also dropped by 45% to 50%,” the official said. (Kalathma Jayawardhane and Nadeeka Dayabandara)

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  • Arnolis Wednesday, 23 March 2016 06:08 PM

    Looks like MR cronies are all over the CEB.

    Appu Wednesday, 23 March 2016 06:09 PM

    Wow.. Really ? Get yourself checked up by a doctor..

    Lanka Wednesday, 23 March 2016 07:13 PM

    Extra security please!

    mm Wednesday, 23 March 2016 12:57 PM

    not good news for the public during this power cut era and drought season via DM iOS App

    Shan Thursday, 24 March 2016 07:16 AM

    Lets see how long it will take to plug the leaks. Or will they need a leak specialist from Japan to tell them how to do it. via DM iOS App

    Ravi Wednesday, 23 March 2016 01:05 PM

    not mis-management sabotage sabotage

    Pontiac Wednesday, 23 March 2016 03:21 PM

    Suddhage weda . Wasted $$$.

    onlooker Wednesday, 23 March 2016 03:25 PM

    It is leaking everywhere in this yahapalana era.


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