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Power, Energy and Business Development Minister Ravi Karunanayake today requested consumers to use electricity sparingly and help save electricity. 

He said this at a meeting on the problems faced by the energy sector because of the prevailing dry weather conditions and assured there would be no power cuts just yet. 

"We have nearly 6.5 million consumers. If they switch off two bulbs a day that will help save about 100 megawatts daily," the Minister said. He said the water levels in the hydropower reservoirs are dropping rapidly but as of now there is no need to purchase electricity or increase electricity tariffs. 

"There is a high demand on electricity these days because of the severe heat but this situation will prevail April or May. The rainfall in catchment areas is very low. But with the help of our engineers in the electricity board, we will take measures to mitigate the situation," the Minister said. 

No new power generation plants had been set up to meet the country's electricity requirements during the past ten years making it not that easy to handle the current power crisis. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)  

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  • ANTON Tuesday, 12 March 2019 04:20 PM

    YES ........ OUR WHOLE FAMILY HAVE PLANNED TO GO TO THE BATHROOM AND TOILET TOGETHER AT NIGHTS.

    Sunil Tuesday, 12 March 2019 04:21 PM

    Do you think the people will certainly listen to you, you dirty rogue?

    ANTON Tuesday, 12 March 2019 04:23 PM

    SO YOU ALL CAN USE AIR CONDITIONERS CONTINUOUSLY WITHOUT ANY INTERRUPTIONS ???

    Lalith Tuesday, 12 March 2019 04:30 PM

    Save Sri Lanka by donating (at least) 10% of the money you stole from the country's Coffers.

    Samson Tuesday, 12 March 2019 04:38 PM

    Advance money to consumers to install solar and end this episode. Commissions will stop as well.

    Derwin Tuesday, 12 March 2019 04:57 PM

    Is he a minister know people, problem. Many are switch on one light a day how can we switch off that also don't talk nonsense

    Lord Wolfstein Tuesday, 12 March 2019 06:24 PM

    An extremely poor electricity management in this country. In Germany, the electricity is cheaper the more you use and not the other way around.

    sam silva Tuesday, 12 March 2019 08:17 PM

    Lord How could you compare Germany and corrupted third world country ??

    Waraka Madula Tuesday, 12 March 2019 08:56 PM

    Sure as long as you turn off all the tube lights in our esteemed Parliment.

    weera Tuesday, 12 March 2019 08:59 PM

    In his small house he only uses the lights when he needs to see something. Also he is one of the poorest among politicians.

    I'm Srilankan Wednesday, 13 March 2019 09:49 AM

    Tell Mangala to not sell electric vehicles...


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