Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Siyambalapitiya hopeful of continuous power supply from tomorrow

Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said today that he would take every effort to provide electricity without disruption from tomorrow considering the impact on the people due to the island wide power cuts. 

“We had to impose power cuts for the last three days on several occasions due to the malfunctioning of the Noraichcholai Coal Power Plant. All the three generators have come to normal heat to be operated them by this evening. We hope we will be able to generate power by tomorrow morning and there will be no need to impose any power cuts from tomorrow,’ he said. 

Minister Siyambalapitiya said he expected to release the report of the Committees appointed to look into the power outage by next week and added that the destroyed transformer at Biyagama would be replaced by tomorrow. 

Mr. Siyambalapitiya also said he would ensure that such he would see that no such power outages occurred in the future and expressed his regrets over the incident.

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