One of the three generating units at the Lakvijaya power plant in Norochcholai, which remained out of order for over three weeks, is expected to resume operations today (Jan 08).

On December 23, one generation unit was shut down by the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), citing maintenance work and a shortage of coal stocks.

However, the CEB now says that this generation unit can resume operations at full capacity as the power plant is receiving the required stocks of coal.

It is learnt that two coal shipments of 60,000 MT each have reached the island this month and one shipment is currently being unloaded.


Norochcholai Coal Power Plant, Sri Lanka