The Sampoor Coal Power Project is 600MW coal fired power project. It is planned in Eastern, Sri Lanka. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2024 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2025. Buy the profile here.


The project is being developed and currently owned by Ceylon Electricity Board. The company has a stake of 100%.

It is a Steam Turbine power plant.

The project cost is expected to be around $1,000m.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2024. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2025.

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About Ceylon Electricity Board

Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) is a power utility that generates, transmits and distributes electricity. The utility generates electricity using thermal, wind and hydro sources. It purchases power from the private IPPs to distribute across Sri Lanka. The company develops and maintains coordinated and economical system of electricity supply across Sri Lank. It provides account and bill payment services through its online website. The company caters to domestic, commercial, residential, industrial, general purpose and street lighting customers. CEB is headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka.


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