Hydro power capabilities tested in Moragahakanda under auspices of President Sirisena

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 09: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena attends the Commonwealth Observance Service at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Hydro power generation capabilities were tested yesterday, December 02, by releasing water from the Moragahakanda Reservoir. The event was held under the auspices of President Maithripala Sirisena.

Speaking at the event, President Maithripala Sirisena expressed the following views:

“This is a dream come true for me. Back then,, we witnessed the opening of the Victoria Dam. At an election, an MP said on stage that we are visiting projects which they implemented and it was like magic to us. But today I have performed that magic”.

The testing phase of the hydro power plant constructed at the Moragahakanda Reservoir, is set to be completed within four days following which 25 megawatts will be added to the national power grid.

A saving of around 336 million rupees is expected to be made in fuel expenditure a year.

With the heavy rains currently being experienced, the required water capacity to generate power from the Moragahakanda Project had reached full potential by December 01.

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