Despite a delay in the launch of construction work on the Combined Cycle plant at Kerawalapitiya, the contractor, West Coast Power aka Yugadhanavi has received an additional Rs. 350 million from the debt-ridden CEB. A senior Power and Energy Ministry official told The Island yesterday that in keeping with the agreement between the CEB and the private firm work should have commenced by September 15.He said Power and Energy Minister W. D. J. Seneviratne and Minister of Power Mahindananda Aluthgamage, though critical of the payment, had failed to stop it.
High level Iranian military
delegation due in Colombo
A high level Iranian military delegation is expected in Sri Lanka shortly. This was discussed during a meeting on Tuesday (October 6) between visiting Iranian Defence Attache Brigadier Seyed Reza and Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya.
Resettlement of IDPs is our
main priority – Bogollagama
Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama has assured UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International development Mike Foster that resettlement of the Internally Displaced Persons in their homes and helping..