COLOMBO (NewsRadio); The Lanka Coal Company (Pvt) Ltd has reiterated that the country will not run out of coal as claimed by certain factions.
Chairman and the Managing Director of Lanka Coal Company Shehan Sumanasekara said another shipment of coal is scheduled to arrive in the country in the first week of January.
The Chairman noted that they are expecting six coal shipments in January. He said payments for three shipments have already been completed.
Chairman Shehan Sumanasekara said according to the schedule the next coal shipment will dock in Puttalam during the first week of January.
He noted that the shipment was delayed due to a technical issue in a terminal in South Africa.
Shehan Sumanasekara acknowledged that there have been certain delays but ruled out the assertions made by certain trade unions that the country will not have any coal after the 31st of December.
Earlier this week, President of the Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers Association Nihal Weeraratne said 10-hour power cuts could be enforced in the country after the three generators of the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant cease to operate when coal stocks run short by the 31st of December.