A generator at the plant had stopped working owing to a technical issue this evening. The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) says it is taking measures to rectify the issue at the plant.
“We hope to have the fault repaired by 10 or 11 pm tonight,” a CEB spokesman said.
The power plant constructed China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) has been facing several breakdowns since it was commissioned under a Chinese grant.
The first 300 MW block of the power plant was commissioned by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in March 2011 and handed over to the country’s state-owned electricity board.