The Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers Union says a final decision on whether the Yugadanavi Power Plan agreement is economically and technically viable for the country will be determined by them.
President of the Association Saumya Kumarawadu speaking at a media briefing today said they are not prepared to purchase LNG at a price stipulated by the foreign firm and will oppose the agreement considering the harm it could cause in the future.
Kumarawadu said two parties have signed the agreement, the buyer and the seller, adding that Court is currently observing its legality and if it’s harmful to the country.
He said there are various other facts included in the agreement.
Kumarawadu added that Engineers will reach a decision, including how much LNG is required and how it should be processed claiming that a new tender must be called instead of agreeing to conditions put forth by the American company.
The President of the CEB Engineers Union said the agreement does not make mention of the pipelines and the ship.
He noted the tender is being called in order to meet certain mandatory aspects including capacities of the pipelines, adding that the ship must also be new.
Kumarawadu said Engineers understand the harm the agreement could cause in future.