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Sri Lanka cabinet approves two coal plants, two-LNG plants

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s cabinet of ministers had approved two 300 MegaWatt coal fired plants as an extension to an existing complex in Norochcholai, the state information office said.

The cabinet has also given the go ahead for a 300MW liquefied natural gas plant in Kerawalapitiya as a joint venture between the Ceylon Electricity Board, Japan and India.

A 300MW has also been approved to be built with Asian Development Bank support.

Cabinet spokesman Bandula Gunewardene said the plants were in line with an existing generation plan.

The cabinet has also asked solar plants planned with a 100 million dollar credit from India to be built.

The CEB has also been asked to expedite hydro and renewable plants planned by the utility. (Colombo/Jan23/2020)