Update : Video: A specialist arrives from Qatar for commissioning Kelani-tissa.
It has been decided to obtain foreign specialist assistance for rectifying the technical flaw that has occurred in a power plant system in the Kelanitissa two-way cycle power plant.
Ceylon Electricity Board Media spokesman Senujith Dasanayake told our news team that a Sri Lankan engineer equipped with a specialist knowledge about the subject who is currently in the Qatar State had been called to Sri Lanka for this.
Update : Wednesday, 22 January 2014 - 8:11 --------------------------------------------- One of the Kalani-thissa power plants goes out of commission.
The National Electricity Consumers’ Movement says that one power plant of the Kelanitissa twin circle power plant is currently at a standstill.
The movement points out that this has forced the electricity board to obtain electricity from the private sector for providing electricity to meet the high electricity demand occurring at night.
In addition the Norochcholai thermal power plant too is currently out of commission.
National electricity consumers’ Movement consultant Bandula Chandrasekera told our news team that the Board had to bear a high cost to provide electricity uninterruptedly under the current situation.
The Electricity Board says if under the prevalent conditions a technical fault were to occur in yet another large scale power plant, supplying electricity to several areas could be impeded.
CEB media spokesman Senujith Dassanayake said that action was being taken to speedily repair the failed Kelanitissa power plant and the Norochcholai thermal power plant.
The Norochcholai thermal power plant went out of commission on January 10th.
The National Electricity Consumers’ Movement points out that re-commissioning Norochcholai Thermal Power Plant every time it goes out of commission costs 26 million rupees.