PUCSL will take final decision on Kerawalapitiya power plant - DSG | Daily News

PUCSL will take final decision on Kerawalapitiya power plant - DSG

A Fundamental Rights petition filed seeking an Interim Order directing the respondents to stay all further proceedings in respect of the tender for the construction of 300MW HFO/NG fired power plant at Kerawalapitiya was yesterday fixed for further submissions on July 17 by the Supreme Court.

When the petition came up before the Supreme Court three-judge-bench headed by Justice Eva Wanasundara, Deputy Solicitor General Milinda Gunatilleka informed that the tender selection process will be conducted by a Technical Evaluation Committee. DSG Gunatilleka further submitted to court that final decision in this regard will be taken by the Public Utilities Commission (PUCSL).

President's Counsel Ali Sabry appearing for the petitioner told court that citizens of the republic would suffer grave and irreparable loss if the authorities permitted a Chinese Company to proceed with project.

H.W. Ranjith Pushpa Kumara, the Charman of National Movement for Consumer Rights Protection in Sri Lanka filed this petition pertaining to the tender for the construction of 300 MW HFO/NG fired power plant at Kerawalapitiya on Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) basis.

The petitioner cited 82 parties including GCL Intelligent Energy (Suzhou) Co., Ltd, Windforce (Pvt) Ltd, Renewgen (Pvt) Ltd, Secretary to the Ministry of Power and Energy Dr. B.M.S. Batagoda, Power and Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya and the Cabinet as respondents.

The petitioner stated that he and the citizens of the republic would suffer grave and irreparable loss if the Secretary to the Power and Energy Ministry and the Cabinet are permitted to take further steps to issue letter of intent and agreements in respect of construction of 300 MW HFO/NG fired power plant at Kerawalapitiya.

This petition was filed through Counsel Sanath Wijewardena. President's Counsel Ali Sabry appeared for the petitioner.


 

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