The Impending power crisis

I wish to congratulate Dr Tilak Siyambalapitiya (TS) for his excellent article titled “Fifty percent of Electricity today comes from Norochcholai”, which appeared in The Island of 20th September, making the public aware of true facts regarding the present controversy over the proposed Coal Power Plant in Sampur. TS who was a brilliant Engineer was the Chief Engineer Generation Planning of the CEB when I was its Additional General Manager. He completely revamped the Generation Planning unit to produce one of the best Long Term Generation Plans for the CEB, which served as a role model for all Generation Planners. This Plan was prepared for a period of 10 years and was a Rolling Plan, which was renewed every year, where necessary. However Politicians who were influenced by alarmists did not allow the plan to be fully implemented. READ MORE…

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