The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) today appointed a high-profile three member committee to carry out an independent investigation of the recent break down of the Norochcholai coal power plant.
The committee comprises of Shibly Aziz, Former Attorney General and President Counsel, who will be the Chairman of the Committee, while R I Senaratne, Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, IESL Collage of Engineering and Professor Kapila Perera, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa will serve as the members in the committee who will carry out the investigations.
The committee has been tasked to; Investigate relevant technical and non-technical evidence/information/data that requires ascertaining the causes of the failure, examine the causes for the failure, analyze whether the failure could have been prevented and Make recommendations and advices to prevent similar failures in future.
The appointment comes as a result of the latest breakdown at the power plant on October 15, which resulted in the country experiencing daily power cuts of up to one and a half hours, except for in the Colombo City.
The Norochcholai coal power plant has been in breakdown mode since early this year.