Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board, Professor Wimaladharma Abeywickrama speaking to News360.lk said “There are quality issues in the plant”.
He made this claim as the 300 Megawatt coal power plant located in Norrochcholai is currently not operating owing to a breakdown.
The breakdown which occurred on Monday resulted in Sri Lanka imposing power cuts during Tuesday and Wednesday.
The plant approximately provides around 15% of the national power requirement during these days, as the nation’s hydro power generation too has declined owing to lack of adequate rain.
This is the 5th major breakdown occurred in the Chinese built coal power plant since its commissioning during the year 2010 and in all occasions the plant has been shutdown to repair.
Abeywickrema says, they have requested the Chinese officials to take steps to iron out the deficiencies existing in the plant.
“We hold regular meetings with the Chinese contractor and the consultant to get this right” added the CEB chairman.