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Cardinalopposes constructing coal power plants

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By ITN News Editor January 3, 2020 18:59

Cardinalopposes constructing coal power plants

Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith has said that he is opposed to constructing coal power plants. The Archbishop made this reference following a programme held at the Apeksha Hospital in Maharagama. He said that the lives of the people in the area would be severely affected through the construction of these power plants.

His Eminence Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith reiterated that they object the establishment of Coal power plants. The Cardinal pointed out that power plants fired by coal are being rejected globally. He mentioned that these are not only detrimental to the eco system, but also to the health of the people in the surroundings. He noted that no further discussions are required on the matter, as the harm has already been proven with substantial evidence. Pointing out that the Norochchole Coal power plant repeatedly broke down, the Cardinal urged to make inquiriesfrom the farming and fishing communities of the true aftereffects of such events.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 3, 2020 18:59