Investigations on Norochcholai in progress
Tabling a document in Parliament by Power and Energy Minister
Pavithra Wanniarachchi said yesterday that the CID has commenced
investigations to ascertain whether a salt or chemical akin to salt had
been introduced into the condenser system of the Norochcholai coal power
The Minister who tabled the document in response to a query by UNP
Parliamentarian Tissa Attanayake said that 1936 Gwh (gigawatthours) of
electricity power was lost to the national grid owing to the suspension
of power generation at the Norochcholai power plant due to breakdowns
and maintenance work.
The document further said if there was any truth that salt or
chemical akin to salt had been introduced into the condenser system of
the power plant on February 13, 2014, has not yet been confirmed.
However, the CID is conducting investigations on the matter. Those
involved in the alleged incident have not yet been identified.
The Ministry would take legal action against anyone found guilty of
sabotage based on the findings of the CID, the Minister said.