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The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has given approval to impose a seven and a half hour countrywide power cut for tomorrow (02).

Accordingly, a five-hour power cut between 8.30 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. will be imposed in the morning and a two-and-a-half hour power cut from 6.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. in the evening.

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) Chairman Janaka Ratnayake said the decision was taken due to not having enough fuel such as diesel, naphtha, and furnace oil to run the generators.

"We are short of nearly 700 MW of electricity generation for today," he said.

Ratnayake said it was an unfortunate situation to announce such a long power outage.

"The situation will worsen unless we get enough supplies. We urged the responsible authorities and political hierarchy to look into this immediately and make sure that enough supplies of fuel are supplied to the Ceylon Electricty Board (CEB) to run their generators," the PUCSL Chairman said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

 


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  • Upulpb Tuesday, 01 March 2022 05:44 PM

    Very nice

    Karalasingam Sivalingam Tuesday, 01 March 2022 05:44 PM

    Mayhem in house holds. Cut it after 9.00 p.m. infents and the sick affected severely.

    Radika Tuesday, 01 March 2022 05:48 PM

    Soon it will be 12 hours a day?. What an agony

    Sam Silva Tuesday, 01 March 2022 05:49 PM

    What happened to the oil that was in the port and was going to unload it 2 weeks ago. Also claimed the does were paid.

    Arnold Tuesday, 01 March 2022 05:54 PM

    Lankans must be put in the Guinness book of world records as the most patient people ever in the history.

    Lumbini Tuesday, 01 March 2022 05:55 PM

    The more, the merrier.

    Hon. Gemba Tuesday, 01 March 2022 05:56 PM

    I am sure the 6.9 million would wait without electricity, food, or water for months in return for sir saving and giving them Kuragala and Devanagala.

    abiling Tuesday, 01 March 2022 05:59 PM

    dan sapai sar!!!!

    ANTON Tuesday, 01 March 2022 06:11 PM

    COULD YOU FRANKLY TELL US , WHAT IS THE NAME OF THIS NEW , DIRTY GAME.

    Doug Tuesday, 01 March 2022 06:25 PM

    It is better to have 24 hour power cut, as people of Sri Lanka are so stupid they might vote for the wrong people if they are given the power.

    mp Tuesday, 01 March 2022 06:28 PM

    Make it 24 hours. This government is a curse to this country.

    Saran Tuesday, 01 March 2022 06:35 PM

    lol If government knows anything about SHAME should immediately resign

    ren Tuesday, 01 March 2022 09:42 PM

    very good....excellent

    vibz Wednesday, 02 March 2022 06:42 AM

    thanks gota sir for giving us power for 17 hours.

    Adwani Wednesday, 02 March 2022 08:22 AM

    Do not impose power cuts in the evening hours, as petty thieves are looking for opportunities, politicians are robbing during daytime while petty thieves will be thriving in the evening hours.

    Lanka Shantha Wednesday, 02 March 2022 10:35 AM

    Why no power cut to Colombo? Kings and Queens are staying there? but all of them have their own power generators.

    Kana Wednesday, 02 March 2022 12:52 PM

    Thanks


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