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Countrywide blackout:

Committee report presented to Cabinet


26 August 2020 08:34 pm - 1     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Power Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said the report which was handed over to him by the nine-member committee appointed to investigate the sudden countrywide power outage, was submitted to the Cabinet today.

The Cabinet discussed the report and a final decision would be announced during the weekly cabinet briefing and the report to be published afterwards.

The committee appointed to investigate the sudden countrywide power outage on August 17 occurred due to a failure at the transmission system at the Kerawalapitiya Grid-Substation, was handed over to the minister on Monday evening (24).

Minister appointed the nine-member committee headed by Prof. Rahula Attalage to probe circumstances that led to the sudden power outage that affected the entire country in order to identify measures to reduce the risk of recurrence of such situations.

The committee had gathered on August 18 and the report was compiled after examining all factors that contributed to the power outage. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 1

  • Sambo Thursday, 27 August 2020 08:01 AM

    It's useless handing over findings reports to the parliament as they are not educated enough to read and understand it. It's the same with the 19th amendment to the constitution. Everyone approved it without reading it or not knowing to read but approved it and disapprove the samje.

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