Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera has issued an update on the country’s coal stocks and requirements.
The Minister taking to Twitter said, 10 of 33 coal cargos required to operate the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant have unloaded.
Minister Wijesekera said two more cargos are expected in January.
The Minister said seven coal cargos each are scheduled to arrive in the months of February, March and April.
He also noted that insufficient cash flow at the Ceylon Electricity Board and delays in financing have made it challenging to secure coal cargos on time therefore leading to delays in the process.