Sri Lanka schedules power cuts of 3 hours for June 04 and June 05
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka will impose power cuts of up to 3 hours on July 04 and 05, Public Utilities Commission (PUCSL) Chairman JanakaRatnayake said.
All areas (ABCDEFGHIJKLPQRSTUVW) will have power cuts of 1 hours and 40 minutes between 01.00 pm and 06.00 pm and 1 hour 20 minutes’ power cuts from 06.00pm to 10.00 pm.
Between 6.00 am and 8.30 am, the Colombo City center will face a power cut of 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Between 5.00 am and 8.00 am, 3 hours’ power cut will be implemented in BOI industrial zones (MNOXYZ).
The state-run Ceylon Electricity Board said the supply interruption time and restoration time will be varied within 30 minutes as indicated above.
Download Power cut schedule from Power-interrruption-schedule-June04-June05
The CEB officials earlier warned about increase in power cut durations in the coming days with supply disruption of diesel to thermal power plants.
CEB, media Spokesman, Andrew Navamani, told EconomyNext on Friday (01), that with the water levels in reservoirs depreciating gradually, more weight will be put on thermal power plants to generate electricity.
“We are running out of diesel to operate thermal power plants,” Andrew Navamani, CEB spokesman told EconomyNext.
“And with the water levels dropping, it is possible that the power cut duration can increase again”
However, Navamani said, no decision has been taken yet on such an increase in power cut.