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Monday, 13 August 2012 - 12:51
CEB employees to Colombo: permission granted to enrol a further 5000
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The Ceylon Electricity Board states that the Norochcholai power plant has become dormant yet again due to continuous mechanical failures being experienced at the site.

According to a senior CEB spokesperson an undisclosed technical error has led to the failure at the plant.

Speaking to our news team Chairman of the CEB Dr. Wimaladharma Abeywickrama stated that activities at the Norochcholai power plant had been restored back to normalcy last evening.

Meanwhile a media briefing was convened in Colombo today concerning the failure at the Norochcholai power plant.

Speaking here Deputy Chairman of the CEB Anura Wijepala noted that power cuts will be implemented during the course of the next 3 days due to the dysfunctional state of the power plant.

In related developments employees of the CEB who are currently engaged in trade union action are engaged in a protest before the boards headquarters located in Colombo.

Owing to the protest traffic proceeding from Slave Island Junction to Lake House junction has been temporarily suspended and limited to a single lane.

Convenor of the CEB's Joint Trade Union Alliance Ranjan Jayalal speaking to our news team stated that that the boards Unions will pursue relentless trade union action until their demands are met.

However Deputy Chairman of the CEB Anura Wijepala addressing a media briefing held in Colombo today termed the strike action launched by the CEB's trade unions as unwarranted at a juncture when the country's power generation system has been jeopardised.

Hence he noted that as an alternate measure 5000 employees will be enrolled

into the CEB on a temporary basis.

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