THE SRI Lankan Cabinet of Ministers has taken a long awaited decision to approve the establishment of a coal fired power plant, generating 300MW of energy from imported coal, (the island does not produce its own coal). The power station would be sited at Clappenberg, Trincomalee, on the north-east coast of the country. It would also be built with private sector participation, Columbo's Power and Energy Ministry has announced. A decision has yet to be taken on which country would supply its coal. The proposal was first drawn ...

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