The Ceylon Electricity Board said that certain areas in the country would experience power cuts lasting 2 hours and 15 minutes during the daytime, while 45 minute power cuts would be imposed during the night, in certain identified areas.
The power cuts are as a result of a breakdown at the Lakvijaya and Kerawalapitiya power plants, the CEB announced.
The CEB further said that it estimated up to five days to be required for complete restoration of the plants.
This is becoming a common occurance. A commission should be appointed to investigate the quality of the above power plants installed and whether they have been constructed to the the specified standards. If not action should be taken on all parties concerned without considering their positions When Norichcholai power plant was being constructed the then Minister of Power said that with its installation we would get cheap electricity. But what are we getting now? High electricity charges with frequent breakdowns and power cut?
Anil Tuesday, 24 July 2012 03:41 AM
No power cuts in Polonnaruwa,Kegalle and Ratnapure districts. Elections ? .
Jagath Leanage Monday, 23 July 2012 03:25 PM
Reschedule means ae we going to have? We can sense "Ascharya" now.
Tharaka Chanaka Monday, 23 July 2012 09:35 AM
no matter how many power plants we build, there will always be the miserable power cut! The miracle of Asia!
kumara Monday, 23 July 2012 09:44 AM
Certain areas = All areas !!
AIM Monday, 23 July 2012 09:56 AM
Hope this will be only for about five days - until complete restoration of the plants
LongLeg Monday, 23 July 2012 10:30 AM
no - not in the areas where there is an upcoming election!
jesus Monday, 23 July 2012 10:36 AM
please cut cant afford to pay increasing electricity bills
Dil Monday, 23 July 2012 10:36 AM
do not identify our area
TR Monday, 23 July 2012 10:47 AM
stop paying loan installments of those two power plants to China, and ask them to fix this first.
TMA Monday, 23 July 2012 10:59 AM
Wow! so Sri Lanka is the land of breakdowns
Game Over Tuesday, 24 July 2012 05:23 AM
Can't bear the fact that both have been in operation only for a few months than centuries. Our money wasted..
Rajan Monday, 23 July 2012 11:46 AM
At the same time, SLT too restricting adsl unlimited packages. The home packages have become so slow. Any others experiencing the slow adsl these days? Rajan
Namal Monday, 23 July 2012 11:37 AM
Can't you bear the fact that these are machines and they have a tendency to break down??! Don't be naive ppl!
Nodrog Monday, 23 July 2012 11:46 AM
This country is cursed with inefficient and corrupt officials which is why we are in this mess today with no signs of hope on the horizon.
Nodrog Monday, 23 July 2012 02:00 PM
How come we are still having day/night cricket matches even though we are going through an energy crisis?
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