Jun 27, 2020

Siyambalapitiya took Rs. 500 m bribe? (Video)  Featured

If the allegations raised by Ceylon Electricity Board Chairman Vijitha Herath claiming that a former minister has taken Rs. 500 million to approve a solar power project, it should be directed at then Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, says Ranjith Withanage.

President of the National Movement for Consumer Rights Protection.

He added that the solar power plant was built between 2015 and 2018 and the minister in charge at that time was Ranjith Siyambalapitiya.

He has added the following as well. 

Issues hovering over Norochcholai power plant

Meanwhile, Minister of Power and Energy Mahinda Amaraweera has suspended a decision by the board of directors of the Ceylon Electricity Board  (CEB)  to obtain the services of an external lawyer by spending Rs 17.5 million to obtain legal advice on construction of new power plan in Norochcholai.

The Ministry of Power and Energy announced that the Minister has advised to obtain the services of the  Legal Division and Legal Officers  currently attached to CEB.

Meanwhile, farmers in the Kalpitiya-Ilantadiya area say they have been greatly inconvenienced due to the ash, produced by Norochcholai Lakwijaya coal power plant, falling on cultivation lands.

The management of the Norochcholai coal power plant has stated that due to a mechanical fault the ash has been released to the atmosphere.

He said that steps were taken to rectify the situation within a short period.