Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka has said that no damage has been caused to the main plant at Norochcholai. China will have to bear the loss from the fire. It is not an act of sabotage. Addressing the media today, the Minister emphasized that power generated from the plant will be added to the National Grid in January.
The Minister said that by the beginning of next month, they would be able to exactly say what had happened and how long it would take for the rehabilitation process. However he pointed out that the fire had not impacted the main power plant. As scheduled, the power station will be officially opened on the 17th of next month.