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Power outage: Northern, Eastern parts of country plunge in darkness: Ministry

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A power outage was experienced in the North, North Central and Eastern parts of the country due to a failure in the transmission system at the new Anuradhapura grid, Power and Energy Development Director and Media Spokesperson Sulakshana Jayawardena said.

He told the Daily Mirror that a power outage was reported around 7.00 pm.

He said work is underway to restore power supply. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 5

  • ANTON Monday, 08 March 2021 08:45 PM


    Robert Monday, 08 March 2021 09:26 PM

    Jaffna back to normal now

    Old Geyser Monday, 08 March 2021 10:47 PM

    People in those areas are dusting off their hurricane lamps. Old is Gold. Faithful. It does not pull the plug on you.

    Electrics Monday, 08 March 2021 11:31 PM

    The power outage is due to the high demand used by the 16 out of the 20 army units based in North and East. The consumption in all aspect has tremendously increased .

    VJ Tuesday, 09 March 2021 07:26 PM

    Power was restored in 90 minutes. Good work.

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