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Sobadhanavi takes delivery of gas turbine

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A gas turbine for the 350 MW Sobadhanavi Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Power Plant Project, Kerawalapitiya, was unloaded at the Colombo Port last week, Lakdhanavi Ltd., said the unloading of the F-Class gas turbine, manufactured by Siemens Germany at at the Colombo Port, marked a milestone.The company has said in a media statement that the turbine, amount ing to 317 Ton Cargo was unloaded at the New North Peer of the Colombo Port. It was a tremendous achievement to the entire Power Industry of Sri Lanka, marking the arrival of the first highly efficient F-Class gas turbine into the country.

Maintaining an uninterrupted supply of electricity has become extremely challenging today, with the dilapidated power supply capacity in the electricity grid. Amidst all major constraints and challenges, the construction work of the 350 MW Sobadhanavi Power Plant has been in continual progress. Presently, it is the only major power plant under construction and the only large-scale plant to be established in the country after the lapse of several years. Timely completion of this power plant is essential to overcome the current crisis in the electricity generation sector.

The first phase of the project will generate and contribute 220 MW to the National Grid, while the second phase will add a further 130 MW. The plant will irradiate Sri Lanka with a total capacity of 350 MW over the next two years.

Sobadanavi Limited is the developer and Lakdhanavi Limited is the engineering design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance contractor of the upcoming power plant. The total development cost of the project is around USD 220 million. Lakdhanavi Limited, which is a subsidiary of LTL Holdings Group, is an industry leader synonymous with the construction of qualitative and feasible power plants since 1996, in Sri Lanka as well as in South Asia, Bangladesh, the Maldives, Nepal and the Middle East as well as East Africa.The 350 MW Sbadhanavi Natural Gas Power Plant, built with the contribution of a team of highly skilled local engineers and equipped with the world’s latest power generation technologies, is a giant leap towards ensuring a nation with a prosperous future!”



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President Ranil Wickremasinghe calls upon chief prelates of Asgiriya and Malwatta chapters

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President Ranil Wickremasinghe called upon the chief prelates of the Asgiriya and Malwatta chapters on Thursday (02) morning to seek their blessings ahead of the 75th Independence day celebrations.

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US secures deal on bases to complete arc around China

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US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin (R) was in the Philippines to finalise the deal (picture BBC)

BBC reported that the United States has secured access to four additional military bases in the Philippines – a key bit of real estate which would offer a front seat to monitor the Chinese in the South China Sea and around Taiwan.

With this deal, Washington has stitched the gap in the arc of US alliances stretching from South Korea and Japan in the north to Australia in the south.

The missing link had been the Philippines, which borders two of the biggest potential flashpoints, Taiwan and the South China Sea, or the West Philippine Sea as Manila insists on calling it.

The US already had limited access to five sites under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) – the new additions and expanded access, according to a statement from Washington, will “allow more rapid support for humanitarian and climate-related disasters in the Philippines, and respond to other shared challenges”, likely a veiled reference to countering China in the region.

The statement came after Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin met Philippine President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr in Manila on Thursday.

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Nuland accuses China of failing to help SL with ‘credible and specific assurances’ acceptable to IMF

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Nuland addressing the media in Colombo (pic by Thushara Atapattu)

US hopes LG polls will be held in March

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US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland, yesterday said China had not provided credible and specific assurances to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for Sri Lanka to overcome the current economic crisis.

Addressing the media in Colombo, Nuland said: “What China has offered so far is not enough. We need to see credible and specific assurances that they will meet the IMF standard of debt relief. We, the United States, are prepared to do our part. Our Paris Club partners are prepared to do their part. India has made strong commitments that it will provide the credible assurances the IMF is looking for.”

Nuland said that India and the Paris Club had given strong assurances to the IMF to help Sri Lanka to obtain a $2.9 billion bailout.

“We want to see an IMF program as quickly as possible. That is what Sri Lanka deserves; that is what Sri Lanka needs,” Nuland said.

Nuland said the US would give Sri Lanka an additional USD 30 million to provide 96,000 schoolchildren with food.

She said Sri Lankans had taken to the streets, last year, demanding cleaner, accountable and inclusive governance, with transparency, and the government was expected to hold the elections to enable people to enjoy their democratic rights.

Nuland said that the US was glad to see that consultation between the government and other parties towards reconciliation had commenced. She said that she had met with members of the Tamil political parties, earlier yesterday. “We hope that the dialogue will continue to achieve real results such as return of the lands to their rightful owners.”

Nuland said that the US hoped that local elections would be held in March, the dialogue commenced for reconciliation would continue, and the Prevention of Terrorism Act would be reformed to meet international standards.

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