Coal tender awarded on 25 August, cancelled – Energy Minister

Kanchana Wijesekera

Sri Lanka’s Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera

On the request of the Ministry of Power and Energy, the Cabinet of Ministers on Thursday (September 23) decided to cancel the Coal Tender that was awarded on August 25.

In a Tweet, the Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera said that the selected supplier has communicated the inability to perform the tender, citing concerns on the impact on legal cases filed and payment guarantee risk.

The Minister further said the Lanka Coal Company will publish a new International Open Competitive Tender that will allow any suitable supplier that has the ability to provide Coal on a long-term credit basis.