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A mistake made by a worker of the Ceylon Electricity Board was responsible for the recent countrywide power outage which occurred on August 17, Co-Cabinet Spokespersons and Minister Udaya Gammanpila said.

Addressing at the weekly Cabinet meeting he said the officer was responsible for general maintenance at the time in the Kerawalapitiya Grid Sub Station.

The report of the interim committee appointed by the Minister of Power Dullas Alahapperuma to probe the recent countrywide blackout was tabled for the attention of the Cabinet of Ministers. Pix by Kithsiri De Mel

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  • BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 27 August 2020 02:31 PM

    Absolute humbug reason typically by a baboon who does not know what he is talking. A single worker cannot create an error for whole plant to shut down, because the error created by him will show for at least 6 hours for correction. Until then the plant will run. After 4 hours, this error will be escalated to an high level Alarm that needs to be corrected in one hour. Professional Engineers will know how to acknowledge and correct the issue in not more than a hour. However, even our Engineers are idiotic fellows like this idiot who is making this statement.

    Truth Thursday, 27 August 2020 02:39 PM

    Dismiss the worker. How many losses due to his carelessness

    K.K.R. Somapala Thursday, 27 August 2020 02:48 PM

    So, Minister what is the action taken? What is your stand? Don't just bluff, act with responsibility.

    Henry Costa Thursday, 27 August 2020 02:49 PM

    You are not capable to hold this ministerial portfolio. Please resign and take up Women's affairs minister post.

    Chitura Thursday, 27 August 2020 03:03 PM

    So women don't deserve a capable minister? This comment is proof of one of the things that is going wrong in Sri Lanka. Take a good look at prosperous, peaceful developped countries. Their defence ministers are women

    Sokates Thursday, 27 August 2020 02:51 PM

    Who believes this nonsense? The security of electricity supply for the whole country depends on a single worker

    Dr. A.M.T. Manzoor Thursday, 27 August 2020 02:53 PM

    Mr. President, this man cannot handle such important responsibilities, please replace him with a honest young member of your team.

    MirakRajBanda Thursday, 27 August 2020 02:56 PM

    Blame game started...... So, the minister won't resign. By the way, how much the worker paid for his statement or was he threatned with his life (as usual)?

    Chux Thursday, 27 August 2020 02:57 PM

    Good that happened during your time otherwise you would have gone to the town blaming everyone

    Samson Thursday, 27 August 2020 03:37 PM

    Public are always of the view that commissions are a waste of money and time. No achievement from this commission also.

    Dam Thursday, 27 August 2020 09:50 PM

    Poor employee became their scapegoat

    Ben Navaratne Thursday, 27 August 2020 11:08 PM

    So Who will be sacked or who will resigne as agreed? He must take action on the minister for not resigning,

    Dee Thursday, 27 August 2020 11:39 PM

    No! We feel that the former government should take the blame.


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