Tamil Diplomat

Thermal Plant location changed from Sampur to Foul Point

Sri Lanka had requested India to change the location of the Thermal Plant intended for Sampur to Foul Point , at the mouth of the Trincomalee  Harbor and the Indian Government had agreed to do so , it is reported.

Such change will entail new researches and the commencement of the project may be delayed by two to three years, said the Indian Officials connected to the project.

An agreement was signed in 2006 to construct a thermal power plant at Sampur between the Governments of India and  Sri Lanka.

Later on an earlier request from Sri Lanka, the location was shifted south of Trincomalee and at a context where the preliminary surveys were completed for this location the government had made a new request to change the location to Foul point.