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Colombo, Dec. 9 (Daily Mirror)- An islandwide power failure has occured due to a systems failure in the main supply line, a senior Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) official said.

He said the CEB is investigating into the the incident and measures are underway to restore power as soon as possible.


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  • Chux Saturday, 09 December 2023 06:09 PM

    Certainly a sabotage

    Sobers Saturday, 09 December 2023 06:26 PM

    Utterly shame on CEB, excess engineers and staff with high salaries and perks, yet cannot maintain basic standards.

    Concerned citizen Saturday, 09 December 2023 06:26 PM

    Right when these idiots were claiming that the CEB could be run properly by government this happened Bravo slow clap

    Wonderland Saturday, 09 December 2023 06:29 PM

    Sri Lanka is a very developed country where the power goes at 5:10pm and this news article is typed at 6:01 and it gets published at 6:27pm. Wonder if Asia.

    Chukum Wijayasinghe Saturday, 09 December 2023 06:37 PM

    One country, one system.

    Concerned Citizen Saturday, 09 December 2023 06:41 PM

    . Rcommendation 1: A formal investigation by the law enforcement authorities supported by independent IT experts if necessary is recommended to determine whether or not any human intervention has taken place. Source: FINDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO INVESTIGATE POWER SYSTEM FAILURES ON NOVEMBER 29, 2021 AND DECEMBER 03, 2021 Has this been done CEB Please explain

    Hassanda Saturday, 09 December 2023 06:46 PM

    This Idiot Kanchana took over the Power Ministry - His fuse always burnt out Pavithra had a better strong fuse ( made in USA )

    Kays N Saturday, 09 December 2023 06:46 PM

    Time up for a system change at CEB?

    donsiri Saturday, 09 December 2023 06:47 PM

    Merry Christmas CEB

    Tupac Saturday, 09 December 2023 06:55 PM

    PJ is back

    Fernando Saturday, 09 December 2023 07:18 PM

    This is no system failure. This is sabotage by CEB union gangsters. Ranil, take action immediately. This country cannot be run by the tune of union leaders. Get rid of them

    Sam Silva Saturday, 09 December 2023 10:48 PM

    Here we have another opportunity to appoint another committed to investigate the power failure. It never ends.

    Paramanathan Saturday, 09 December 2023 07:33 PM

    Minister of Power

    Sayan Gana Saturday, 09 December 2023 07:35 PM

    Based on power consumption, the electricity company must compensate users for any future power interruptions.

    Sayan Gana Saturday, 09 December 2023 07:35 PM

    Based on power consumption, the electricity company must compensate users for any future power interruptions.

    Sayan Gana Saturday, 09 December 2023 07:35 PM

    Based on power consumption, the electricity company must compensate users for any future power interruptions.

    Good man Saturday, 09 December 2023 07:36 PM

    Wonder of Asia…

    Nix Saturday, 09 December 2023 08:18 PM

    Is it a sabotage by union workers

    Poor Man Saturday, 09 December 2023 08:37 PM

    We have many engineers taking high salaries paid from poor man's tax money. What are they doing ? more over electricity chargers have been increased by 60 % still can't maintain the supply ?

    Ravi Saturday, 09 December 2023 08:40 PM

    Minister get lost

    Jeff sanders Saturday, 09 December 2023 08:53 PM

    So sad that a few bolts of lightning is all it takes to make the ENTIRE country blackout.

    Jeyastram Saturday, 09 December 2023 09:35 PM

    The electricity board to be fully privatised immediately.

    Aquarius Saturday, 09 December 2023 09:50 PM

    Has an island-wide power failure ever happened before? We are paying through our noses to upkeep the CEB, but we are in the dark!

    DJ Saturday, 09 December 2023 10:47 PM

    Nothing new.

    Travis Saturday, 09 December 2023 10:48 PM

    Privatise these so that they will work effectively. No need to give people pension also. These are under semi government in most countries then the privet company is responsible. No mafia in the business. Please ranil use your head power cuts destroy the economy.

    Proud Boy Saturday, 09 December 2023 11:34 PM

    How can the whole grid go down in one go? This is similar to RW hoodwinking the people

    Ranil Saturday, 09 December 2023 11:38 PM

    CEB will gt everything fixed and not wait unitl 2048. However the repair costs will now justify a another electricity hike, taxes, VAT, surcharges, etc.

    Dee Saturday, 09 December 2023 11:44 PM

    The future government at work already!

    Sanoj Sarathchandra Saturday, 09 December 2023 11:49 PM

    H. E President Ranil Wickremesinghe, we are of somewhat the same bloodline... Regardless, who is responsible for this nationwide blackout! Did the minister under your purview for Electricity not watch fireworks, whilst this whole island paradise was blacked out? You did not leave the country for your studies so many decades ago, will you be inclined to leave the country next year due to the incompetent subordinates under your purview?

    Gb Saturday, 09 December 2023 11:50 PM

    Why couldn't they only shut down the damaged/effected area, why the whole country, something is fishy

    aiyosuddha Sunday, 10 December 2023 12:07 AM

    absolutely outrageous..!! highly paid engineers, meter readers etc etc etc, constant tariff hikes, water in buckets - and this..! I wonder if all the businesses (restaurants, bakeries etc..) will be compensated for loss of business. sack the lot of them, lol yeah..

    Cheers Sunday, 10 December 2023 01:13 AM

    Act if the trade unions and jvp sabotage please privatize CEB and get rid of sabotages and raise productivity only way forward with this organisation

    Ravana Sunday, 10 December 2023 03:28 AM

    Our supply gets cut off if we don't pay our bill Their jobs should get terminated for this power cut

    Grace Sunday, 10 December 2023 03:59 AM

    One more committee to investigate and find out the truth.

    Ranjan Sunday, 10 December 2023 04:06 AM

    Not only Electricity board systems. All the ministries and departments including President's secretariat are completely paralysed and utter failure systems . That's why the people were staged the Aragalaya to change the whole system. Got it !

    Tissa Fernando Sunday, 10 December 2023 04:52 AM

    Power outages happen, more worse things happen in your dream counties so before ridiculing the CEB ,please appreciate that they are also people who have no control on natural disasters. If you fo not like it here, go to USA and face their tornados.

    US citizen Sunday, 10 December 2023 12:40 PM

    We can handle a bit of lighting. A tornado is a complete different story.

    GIA LANKA Sunday, 10 December 2023 06:19 AM

    NAVER / SHIP GILUNA , BAND CHOON. ADO HOOOO, ADO HOOO, HAND OVER COUNTRY TO GREAT BRITAIN AS BRITISH COLONY ONCE AGAIN, CEYLON WAS VERY GOOD YESTERYAER,

    We need a system change Sunday, 10 December 2023 06:41 AM

    The whole system is broken, just like the political system in the country. The politicians responsible are only interested in filling their pockets.

    S A Bottaju Sunday, 10 December 2023 07:22 AM

    Sabotage noh? Knew it when the old man with white hair and beard appeared on TV news a day ago. Time has come to provide brand new accommodation for the CEB trade union traitors.

    warren Sunday, 10 December 2023 08:32 AM

    I agree with people who claim the islandwide power failure was an act of "sabotage". These highly unionised, unprofitable and cash-draining public enterprises must be privatised. Imagine a government led by "Malimawa" governing this country with no alternative economic solution. They still have outdated and antiquated ideologies. People, please think!

    L Jaya Sunday, 10 December 2023 09:12 AM

    What a shame, where is the redundancy, dual or triple feeds giving geographical separation in the event of one supply line fail. Lot of qualified engineers, Chartered Engineers, Fellows of IESL, have they not designed not to have a single point of failure. Before making CEB profitable, make sure the network is designed in such a way to recover automatically switching feeds.

    ChildOfGod Sunday, 10 December 2023 10:29 AM

    Jeyastram, Travis, Cheers and Warren PRIVATIZE is good but may MAKE a WAY for CHINA to creep IN and send the Country down ANOTHER DEATH TRAP. Tissa, this is NOT USA, so your comment is irrelevant. MAJORITY of the CITIZENS WILL ALWAYS be living in the Country for the rest of their lives and so will their grandchildren/great grandchildren. GIA LANKA, sure it will be excellent if the BRITISH or ANY OTHER COUNTRY BAR CHINA, RUSSIA, IRAN and the likes come in under the DISGUISE of a PRIVATE INVESTOR. NO matter IMF or otherwise, it is evident the COUNTRY is going FURTHER down A DEEP SINK HOLE created by GOTA and HIS STOOGES and I like MANY others DOUBT that RANIL is CAPABLE of LIFTING the COUNTRY OUT OF THE SINK HOLE it has SLIPPED in to, soon there will be a EARTH SLIP around the SINK HOLE and the MASSES WILL be at the Receiving end. SRI LANKA need a LEADER that HAS A HEART, DETERMINATION and WILL to LIFT up the Country and reduce the SUFFERING of the MASSES who are the MAJORITY.

    Would you like an Ice coffee with that? Sunday, 10 December 2023 03:24 PM

    Ideal day to make Ice Coffee. Oops, how do we get ice?


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