Inginiyagala power plant:
Power generation to be upped by seven MWs
The Power and Energy Ministry will buy generators for the
Inginiyagala power plant to increase its power generation by another
Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka instructed the
Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and other authorities to submit a report
including its expenditure and the timeframe needed to complete this
project, with immediate effect.
The Minister made this instructions after a field visit to the
Inginiyagala power plant to find out the possibility of increasing power
generation to cater to the needs of Ampara District.
Power and Energy Ministry Media Secretary Danushka Ramanayaka told
the Daily News that the Inginiyagala power plant contributes eight MWs
to the national grid although it was established in 1945 to generate 12
Some generators have stopped functioning reducing its power
generation to eight Mws as the machines are old.
The Media Secretary said only 40 percent of the Ampara District has
been provided with electricity.
The Ministry is planning to increase the power supply in Ampara
district to 100 percent another two years.