Monthly Archives: April 2016

Mini Hydro Dialogue Presentation

Environmental Foundation Limited in collaboration with Sri Lanka Water Partnership (SLWP) recently held “A Dialogue on Policy Implications and Community Concerns Resulting from the Approval Process of Mini Hydro Power Plants” on the 31st of March at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). The dialogue was held with the objective of gathering all stakeholders to address various concerns arising due to mini hydropower projects and identify the shortcomings in the approval process. The event consisted of two panel discussions, a community panel

Lakvijaya Coal Power Plant

The Norochcholai Coal Power Plant was first commissioned in the late 1980’s but was not carried forward due to widespread opposition. The official EIA report for the first phase of the project (300MW) was done in 1998. In 2005 negotiations were restarted by Former President Rajapakse and the contract was signed in 2006. The construction cost was estimated to be $1.35 billion of which $450 million has been granted on a long term, low interest rate loan by the EXIM

Sampur Representatives Visit Norochcholai

In order to raise awareness of the effects of living in proximity to a coal power plant, EFL organized a visit to Norochcholai for 36 villagers from Sampur on the 28th of March, with the aid of Green Trincomalee Movement. The purpose of this event was to facilitate the direct exchange of information between two communities, so that community members of Sampur would benefit from firsthand knowledge of the adverse impacts of coal power. The Sampur villagers visited the boundary of

Sampur Site Visit Report

EFL conducted a visit to the proposed site of the Sampur Coal Power Plant on the 15th of March, in partnership with Otara Foundation and Trincomalee Green Movement. The purpose of the site visit was to ascertain the status of the coal power plant and observe potential threats that might arise to ecology and the local community due to the construction and operation of a coal power plant. [mk_button dimension=”three” size=”medium” outline_skin=”dark” bg_color=”#00c8d7″ text_color=”light” icon=”” url=”http://efl.lk/v2/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Sampur-Site-Visit-Report.pdf” target=”_self” align=”left” id=”Buton ID” margin_top=”0″