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Hotlines to report power failures

1 December 2017 02:15 pm - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy today announced dedicated hotlines for the public to inform authorities of power failures due to the adverse weather conditions prevailing in the country.

Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya speaking at a press conference said those affected can contact the relevant authorities on the following hotlines.

Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB)- 1987
Lanka Electricity Company (Private) Limited (LECO) - 1910
Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy - 1901
Residents in the Kalutara District can contact - 0114418418
Residents in the Southern Province can contact - 0714238623

Minister Siyambalapitiya said they had restored power for about half of the reported power failures around the country caused by the adverse weather conditions. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

  Comments - 3

  • Azeez Friday, 01 December 2017 06:00 PM

    We have no power from 8 p.m. on 29/11 upto now in Dampe, Piliyandala.The phone 4418418 is always engaged, What nonsense is the Minister talking !!!

    Tinkiriya Friday, 01 December 2017 08:42 PM

    Automated voice recording should read as the following: "Thank you for calling the CEB - ALWAYS BREAKDOWN! We are experiencing a high call volume. You will be placed on hold until 2019. You are welcome to stay online or to call us back around then if you stay alive. We look forward to receiving your electricity bill for interrupted service as well. We appreciate your business"

    brainmaster Sunday, 03 December 2017 04:33 PM

    boru boru boru None of the numbers was reachable none.We had already power cut the whole Wednesday (29th) from early morning onwards due to some works on the line they said. We had power at 6pm just for over 1 hour and then the storm started and again power cut. Now today we are the 5th day without power and without water because we cannot use the electric pump. Most of our deepfreezer contents are spoiled by now. We tried so many calls unsuccessfully. The phone in our local CEB office remained unanswered all the time. Thats very bad specially when we are in distress. via DM Android App


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