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Ship with 60,000 metric tons of Coal arrives

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A Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) official yesterday said that the ship Darya Rama carrying 60,000 metric tons of coal needed for power generation at the Norochcholai Lakvijaya Power Plant arrived on the Ilanthadiya coast yesterday morning.

The Hong Kong registered ship had reached the Ilanthadiya coast from South Africa, just a day before coal stocks needed to produce electricity at the Lakvijaya power plant were exhausted.The second generator of the Lakvijaya Power

Plant had been stopped a few weeks ago due to the insufficient amount of coal and two generators had produced an electricity capacity of nearly 580 Megawatts.

A group of officials from the Coast Guard Department, Sri Lanka Customs, Kalpitiya Medical Officer Health Office had gathered to inspect the ship, which had anchored at a distance of approximately five kilometres from the Lakvijaya Power Plant.Subsequently, a group of CEB officials was supposed to visit the ship to check samples.

A senior CEB official said that boats had been sent to transport the coal from the ship anchored on the Ilanthadiya coast to the Lakvijaya Power Plant from yesterday evening.

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