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Reservoirs filled to 75 percent

22 May 2016 05:25 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Power and Energy Ministry said with the heavy rains that experienced in the country during last two weeks, many of the hydropower reservoirs had a water level of more than 75 per cent making the way of giving uninterrupted power supply to the country.

Power and Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said that more than 50 per cent of the power supply in the country was being generated from hydropower at the moment.

“Earlier this month many of the reservoirs did not have water, it was near ground level. But the with the adverse weather the country experienced earlier this week, many of our reservoirs have more than enough water to provide electricity,” he said.

Siyambalapitiya stated the country had faced the most number of power cuts in that past six or seven months. 

  Comments - 7

  • gobbaya Monday, 23 May 2016 04:02 AM

    hold your horses....the diesel mafia inside CEB will find a way to squander this resource and force the running of diesel gensets via DM Android App

    Riyas Monday, 23 May 2016 05:47 AM

    Any how the Engineers already entered into MoU for private power purchasing by misleading the Cabinet as they do not like to see those power plants idling.We not only pay for this over purchasing but also for their PAYE tax as well. All the government are compelled to serve the engineers and the doctors but the poor masses who bear the of all inclusive of the rulers.

    Ajja Monday, 23 May 2016 10:47 AM

    Poll gahilleth prathipala naraka nahe.... via DM Android App

    Mahen Monday, 23 May 2016 12:44 PM

    Dear Minister,I’m more interested how quickly your department could repair the fallen power lines and what measures you are hoping to take.

    Hutti.Mutti Monday, 23 May 2016 01:34 PM

    Isn't it impossible to pump back outgoing water recycling it to provide only hydro power which may be sufficient for the requirements of the bana..... republic?

    Kajjo Monday, 23 May 2016 01:39 PM

    Sadhu.. sadu

    dham Monday, 23 May 2016 03:52 PM

    End of the day at least have a silver light via DM Android App

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