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An island-wide power failure was reported a short while ago, the Power and Renewable Energy Ministry said.

Ministry Secretary Dr. Suren Batagoda said the cause of blackout experienced at around 2.15 this afternoon could be due to the tripping of a substation in Biyagama.

He said engineers from the CEB were looking into the matter.

On an earlier occasion a similar power outage occurred causing much uncertainty about the reason for it.

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  • onlooker Sunday, 13 March 2016 09:39 PM

    For that matter the entire govt.please.

    Premalal Sunday, 13 March 2016 09:41 PM

    How about the minister ?

    Desmond Jeromme Sunday, 13 March 2016 09:47 PM

    Hon. Champika Ranawake is the right person to handle this Ministry.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Sunday, 13 March 2016 09:49 PM

    Could be a sabatage by Weerawansa

    Sincere Sunday, 13 March 2016 09:49 PM

    It is high time to go into this "outage" seriously and dig the holes to find the real culprits! Enough is enough!

    J Palitha Sunday, 13 March 2016 09:50 PM

    Before the entire masses get into the streets to chase the present Government, some precautions has to be done immediately.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Sunday, 13 March 2016 09:51 PM

    See that this is the last black out. No more... Ok.

    Horri Jimonis Sunday, 13 March 2016 09:52 PM

    MR

    Vijith Pieterz Sunday, 13 March 2016 09:54 PM

    PM should concentrate on public issues and not taxing the public.

    J Palitha Sunday, 13 March 2016 09:55 PM

    This should be the final black out in SriLanka, Mr. President.

    John Sunday, 13 March 2016 03:25 PM

    And we have to pay these guy monthly.... via DM Android App

    mm Sunday, 13 March 2016 03:39 PM

    all lies via DM iOS App

    Copral Sunday, 13 March 2016 03:57 PM

    It sure is not lightning this time around. Interesting to see the reason this time...

    mohan Sunday, 13 March 2016 03:59 PM

    tome for head CEB to step down , may be minister too

    Officials Sunday, 13 March 2016 04:05 PM

    Glad to note the square peg now refers to Engineers and nor refer to them as "officials" ! - A seperate comment follows on my take on the failure.

    Top Hat Sunday, 13 March 2016 04:14 PM

    Last time they had the weather gods to blame. Now we have no rain and the weather is fine. Biyagama trips and the whole island fails. Who can believe such lame excusese. The next time when we turn off our air conditioner the national grid will fail.

    Cheers Sunday, 13 March 2016 04:29 PM

    Our PM will ask for another report on taxpayers expense

    prasadsri Sunday, 13 March 2016 04:31 PM

    reason due to MR only, what else

    Leo Sunday, 13 March 2016 04:39 PM

    These are lame excuses. The real reason for the power cut is intentional due to low rain fall thus trying to save hydro power. Its a shame that in this day and age we are still relying heavily in hydro. via DM Android App

    Lal Sunday, 13 March 2016 04:40 PM

    They should analyse electricity infrastructure I have doubts about their quality or maintenance

    Krishanth Sunday, 13 March 2016 04:41 PM

    If a report of any mistake from a health care person happen it will get wider publicity. The involved people will lose the job and their imsge will be tarnished. But everyday these power failures are happening and nobody blammed.

    rohan Sunday, 13 March 2016 04:42 PM

    First in the world. One tripping n while country get a black out. What a joke


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