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Plot behind Sapugaskanda Oil Refinery not being opened? (VIDEO)

The Oil Refinery at Sapugaskanda must immediately be opened and necessary volumes of fuel must be distributed to the power plants in Sri Lanka, said the Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers Union (CEBEU), speaking to a briefing today (04).

Union Chief Nihal Weerasinghe told media that the power plants established by public funds and equipped with human work force not being used in the government’s move of purchasing emergency power only contributes to the further hiking of costs at the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB).

In the backdrop, it would be a question as to how the costs at the CEB can be covered, he noted, stressing that the government, instead of resorting to actions contributing to the further hiking of costs, shall be dispensing fuel to the existing plants for power generation.

The government’s efforts towards the non-distribution of fuel for the existing power plants raise the suspicion whether a plot to sell them off is in the works, he added.

MIAP

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