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The Ceylon Electricity Board said that the exact reason for the three-hour island wide power failure last night is yet to be identified and the power supply to some areas in the country is being restored.

CEB Chairman Anura Wijepala said that there may be several reasons for the failure, among them were due to high voltage electricity supply to the main grid or tripping of transmission lines due to lightening.

“We cannot come to a conclusion on the reasons as our officials are conducting investigations into the failure,” the Chairman said.
"We will restore the electricity supply for the rest of the areas as soon as possible," he said.  He also said that Power and Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya had also asked for a report from the CEB on the islandwide electricity failure.

At around 11 pm last night, the country experienced a black-out and steps were taken to restore power by around 4 am today.

 
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  • Azakeer Monday, 28 September 2015 12:06 PM

    By 04:00 a..m!!! It was 08:15 a.m. today when power was restored to a section in Maradana. Our Monday mornings in office have been torn apart!

    Concerned Monday, 28 September 2015 12:48 PM

    Hope the countries population wont increase due to power failure.

    Blood Moon Monday, 28 September 2015 01:10 PM

    It is because of Blood Moon....

    Rasheed Monday, 28 September 2015 02:43 PM

    Testing for total blackout.

    Eng.M.V.R.Perera Monday, 28 September 2015 03:07 PM

    It may be a stability problem with so many small solar panels connected to the grid cost per KWh being over 100 rupees with this type of power can we rapidly industrialize and have a million jobs in 5 years time its time the PUCSL and the CEB put their heads together and work according to our Prime Ministers Plan

    senaratne Monday, 28 September 2015 04:27 PM

    prepare more to come..CHAMPIKA WAS TAKEN OUT OF THIS MINISTRY BY THE Electricity Mafia Companies..Now they want to sell the electricity back to the grid...their working in connivance with corrupt electrical engineers and politicians...Siyabalapitiya will soon be their point man to sell electricity.

    stardust Monday, 28 September 2015 05:34 PM

    Was this sabotage ??!

    Aakash Monday, 28 September 2015 05:34 PM

    to make the whole island watch the super moon eclipse rather than sleeping

    Bippity Boppity Boo Monday, 28 September 2015 10:15 AM

    Ah!

    Bippity Boppity Boo Monday, 28 September 2015 10:24 AM

    Oh! That is nice. We the consumer was groping in the dark at just past midnight for 3 hours. CEB still groping in the dark after daybreak. All these fellows have the English alphabet behind there names. Steve Jobs and Bill Gate have non. What a difference and there is something wrong with the education system in Sri Lanka.

    CitizenPerera Monday, 28 September 2015 06:35 PM

    Rehearsal for the unions to go on strike for their demands by holding people to ransom. This is the motive and reason behind this.

    DD Monday, 28 September 2015 10:40 AM

    This is reassuring

    ANTON Monday, 28 September 2015 11:21 AM

    HOLMAN ,........ HOLMAN ....... WHAT ELSE ???

    pasuwardana Monday, 28 September 2015 11:48 AM

    The rain and blackout would have been a nocturnal delight.

    Toyya Monday, 28 September 2015 11:49 AM

    This is due to "Yahapalanaya" - Proper management!

    Rtrd Generation group Engr. Monday, 28 September 2015 07:40 PM

    CEB Strikes does not require rehearsals. The last strike (in 1995 -if I remember right) was for over 3 days. No rehearsals were necessary.


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