VIDEO: UNP demands accountability for Lakvijaya breakdowns

VIDEO: UNP demands accountability for Lakvijaya breakdowns

August 24, 2012   05:17 pm

The United National Party (UNP) today stated that seven of the country’s main power plants were built under the Mahaweli Project and none of them had broken down as much as the Lakvijaya power plant in Puttalam, which has broken down around 12 times last year.

The Lakvijaya power plant has broken down 12 times during last year and the individuals who undertook contracts to build the plant should answer to this as they are responsible, UNP MP Lakshman Kiriella said. “There must be accountability.” 

Seven main power plants were constructed under the Mahaweli Project, however none of them had broken down for the past 30 years, he said.

He charged that the Norochcholai coal power plant was a power plant discarded by China, which was later brought to Sri Lanka and re-fixed.

The government claimed that the Lakvijaya power plant was build to provide power during the dry season, however instead its cutting power during the dry season, Kiriella told media today.

“They boasted that Lakvijaya can even supply power to India,” he reminded.

The parliamentarian accused the government of spending the country’s money on non-profitable projects. “The rulers should be held responsible.” 

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