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The power cut schedule in the Colombo zones had not been prepared because there is an existing self electricity generation scheme operating in Colombo, Power and Ministry senior official said yesterday.

He said most of the hotels and large scale companies in the Colombo zones maintain their own electricity generation during power cuts.

“The Colombo city consumes about 350 megawatts of electricity per day out of which 50 megawatts of electricity is used by generators,” he said.

Since the total capacity gets balanced, there is no need for power cuts in the Colombo zones.

Earlier, the CEB had promoted this self electricity generation schemes but people were not used to it due to the extra cost. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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  • JOSHUA jULIAN Wednesday, 27 March 2019 09:55 AM

    but we had power cuts yesterday also. It seems that the Ministry itself is in darkness as to what is happening. Disgrace

    rohan Wednesday, 27 March 2019 10:18 AM

    why colombo zone is not inlcuded.very unfair i am going to sue ceb for unfair and discrimination against basic rightsof citizens. ceb comments are bull shit they dont have a separate plan to generate electricity on for colombo zone.will see what is courts verdict.

    Roshanaly Wednesday, 27 March 2019 10:27 AM

    These self Electricity works when there is a power cut only. They are not fools to start the Generator when there is no power cut.

    Imtias Wednesday, 27 March 2019 10:36 AM

    Colombo's elite and the mega project companies consume more power than the rest of the districts in the country. Despite having launched mega projects the authorities have not devised to increase the power generation proportionately. Now the people in power rob the poor's electricity to provide comfort to the mega rich.

    Jayantha Silva Wednesday, 27 March 2019 02:23 PM

    Kolombata Eliya, Annikunta Adura. UNP will win Colombo again and lose Presidential and Parliamentary Elections. Thank you, Ravi K.

    Farzan Wednesday, 27 March 2019 03:36 PM

    Colambata kiri Gamata Kekiri Double standards at its level best...


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