Hon. Minister Pavithra Wanniararchchi stated that the potential expectation of Sri Lanka is, to commence Liquid Gas Power Plants. Minister shows the possibility of totally establishing the Kerawalapitiya thermal power plant as a Natural Gas Power Plant in the future.
Hon .Minister stated this at a press release after a special observation visit to Yugadanavi Dual Cycle Thermal Power Plant in Kerawalapitya on 06.08.2013.
What the Hon .Minister is explaining, it is timely required to have a strong maintenance of the plan of the power generation of this country for making the reality of the President’s intention of supplying electricity to the people at a low cost. With the commencement of Uma Oya and Sampur Power Plants, for the demand of power can be faced successfully, Hon. Minister Further stated.
Under the first phase, Yugadanavi Power Plant at Kerawalapitiya, which connected to the National Power System by the gas turbine of 200 MW on 10.11.2008, was nationalized by HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksha on 09th December 2008.
The gas which passes out from the power generation of the first phase, was cycled and the electricity that is produced with the capacity of 300MW including the turbine of the same power at the end of the second phase, was added to the National Power System from the 03rd February2010.
For the observation visit done by the Minister in-charge, the Chairman of Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council Mr. Kanchana Jayarathna, the Chairman of Ceylon Electricity Board Mr.W.B Ganegala, the CEO of Lanka Transformers Company U.D Jayawardene and the officers of the Ministry joined.