The unprecedented increase in power tariffs this
month, due to spiralling cost of thermal power generation, has not
deterred the government from reaching yet another USD agreement, this
time with West Coast Power (Pvt.) Limited, to purchase power.
The Rs. 30 billion project to built a 300 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant at Kerawalapitiya, is expected to be completed in about 20 months.
An authoritative official said this would increase the country’s dependence on the costly thermal power generation. The end result would be the power consumers would be forced to pay more ...
Large crowds, including students, gathered at the
BMICH to view the Colombo Medical Faculty exhibition, ‘Medics 2008’,
which opened yesterday (27). The exhibits gave much information about
the human anatomy and the advances of modern medical science. This
exhibition took place after eight years and medical students explained
the exhibits depicting anatomical surgical and medical and other
branches of learning.
Pic by Kamal Bogoda
* Refusal to allow S.
Thomas’ rugby team practice at Police Park
Probe against top cop
The Police Department has ordered a high level inquiry into a refusal by a highly placed police officer to accede to a request from S.Thomas’ College Mt. Lavinia to use the Police Park Grounds Bambalapitiya for rugby football practice for the College team, ...