Following India abandoning the Natural liquid Gas power station at Sampur, China is to construct the first ever Natural liquid Gas power station of Sri Lanka.
Minister of Power Ranjith Siyambalapittiya said that this power station will be constructed at Ambalanthotta and the construction work will commence next month. The Governments of China and Sri Lanka and the Ceylon Electricity Board are to construct the power station as a joint venture.
Earlier, a 500 Megavolt thermal Power station was to be constructed by India. However, after Trincomalee people opposing the Thermal Power Station, India consented to construct Natural liquid Gas power station at Sampur. But the CEB objected it.
Later, it was planned for two Natural liquid Gas power station to be built with the assistance of India and Japan in Trincomalee. As a consequence, India abandoned the project and now, China is to build a Natural liquid Gas power station at Hambanthotta.