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This web log is a news and views blog. The primary aim is to provide an avenue for the expression and collection of ideas on sustainable, fair, and just, grassroot level development. Some of the topics that the blog will specifically address are: poverty reduction, rural development, educational issues, social empowerment, post-Tsunami relief and reconstruction, livelihood development, environmental conservation and bio-diversity. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

‘Keep politics out of coal’: CEBEU

Daily Mirror: 09/09/2005"

The Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers Union yesterday appealed to all political parties and politicians not to make a political issue of the Norochcholai project and instead act in a responsible manner considering the national importance of the project,

The CEB union in a statement said:

“The CEBEU welcomes the positive steps taken by the government for implementing the Norochcholai coal power project. We hope that finally, after so much of delay, the benefit of low cost coal power will be available to the Sri Lanka consumer in the near future. We appreciate the decision of the Government, the President and especially the efforts of the Power and Energy Minister to implement the coal power project.

“As a trade union of professionals we have always emphasized the importance of the Norochcholai coal power project and the implications of delaying it. There is still a long way to go and there could be many opportunists who could yet scuttle the project. We will be keeping a watchful eye on the developments and will not hesitate to take whatever possible actions to make this project a reality.

“We would like to thank all those who supported our cause by word and deed including the Chambers of Commerce, the Chambers of Industries, institutions such as the Institution of Engineers and specially the printed and electronic media who took our message across to the people of this country.

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