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Norochcholai repairs expected to be completed in 3-5 days

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The Ceylon Electricity Board has informed that Unit 3 of the Norochcholai power plant has been shut down due to a stream leak, Minister of Power & Energy Kanchana Wijesekera says.

According to the lawmaker, the maintenance work is estimated to be completed in 3-5 days.

Fuel power plants will be utilized to manage the power generation activities until the repairs are completed.

In a tweet, Minister Wijesekera said the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has granted the approval for CEB to purchase power from privately-owned power stations until Norochcholai Power Plant is restored.

The CPC will provide the necessary Diesel, Naphtha & Furnace Oil requirements to CEB to maintain the power generation without extending the power cuts from tomorrow, the minister added.

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