When the winds are strong, ashes from the power plant become a grave problem for the people, causing health issues and damaging agricultural crops.
At present, the power plant has a stock of 1.2 million tons of coal, and also several more tons of the ashes, which are being sprayed with water by the CEB.
Following calls by environmentalists, a windbreaker made of a special metal and fibre has been imported.
The windbreaker will be 15 metres in height and 1,100 metres long.
Also, a planting of trees to serve as natural windbreakers is underway.
(Pics : Jude Samantha - Puttalam Corr.)