Japanese technicians probe CEB transformer explosions

RanjithJapanese technicians have conducted tests on the Ceylon Electricity Board transformers which exploded recently and have sent samples to Japan for further tests.

Power and Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said that the Japanese technicians are from the company which supplied the transformers to the CEB.

Siyambalapitiya said that the Japanese company is expected to submit a report in a few days on what caused the transformers to explode.

He also said that a German company involved in manufacturing one part of the transformers will also arrive in Sri Lanka to conduct tests.

The Minister said that the transformers which exploded over the past few days have now been replaced and operations are back to normal.

He also said that the Norochcholai coal power plant is also operating to its full capacity and the electricity demand of the country is being met.

Meanwhile a committee appointed to look into the power crisis which affected the entire country recently, is in the process of finalizing its report.

Siyambalapitiya said that he will brief Parliament on the findings of the committee and other related matters on Wednesday. (Colombo Gazette)


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