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Sri Lanka calls off Sampur coal power plans

The Sri Lankan government announced on Tuesday that it had decided not to proceed with plans to build an Indian funded coal power plant in Sampur. 
The construction of the power plant was opposed by locals and environmental activists. 
The ministry of power and renewable energy had decided "not to go ahead with constructing the [Indian coal power] plant", deputy the solicitor general, Sanjaya Rajaratnam was quoted by Ceylon News as saying. 
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