German specialists to assist probe into transformer explosions

German specialists to assist probe into transformer explosions

March 20, 2016   03:29 pm

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German specialists are expected to arrive in the country tomorrow (21) to look into the recent explosions in several transformers belonging to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB).

Sulakshana Jayawardana, Director (Development) at the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy, stated that two specialists from the company that manufactured the transformers will arrive in Sri Lanka. 

An explosion had occurred in one of the transformers at the Biayagama substation last Sunday while a similar explosion occurred at the CEB grid substation in Kotugoda on Friday. 

He stated that the German specialists would visit the two locations and examine the transformers in question.  

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