Major blackout; CEB chairman

By Gandhya Senanayake

A major blackout in many parts of the country occurred today due to the tripping of Kotmale and Biyagama transmission line. The grid was tripped due to lighting which created instability in the grid, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Chairman Vidya Amarapala told Daily Mirror online

The Chairman added that the power had to be restored section by section and that the CEB was energizing these sections currently.

No permanent damage to the system was likely as the power was now being restored, Chairman Amarapala said. (Daily Mirror online)

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