Sri Lanka schedules one-hour daily power cut for September 13-16 | Sinhala News

Sri lanka News – Sri Lanka has scheduled an hour-long daily power cut from 13 to 16 September, the state-run Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) said.

All groups A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W will experience a one-hour power cut between 6.00 pm and 9.00 pm.

Sri Lanka has been able to curtail power cut durations due to the availability of hydroelectricity, after months of daily outages that would go on for hours.

However, coal still plays a major role in the island’s power generation. Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission (PUCSL) Janaka Ratnayake warned that current stocks were only sufficient till the end of October, and failure to procure enough coal would lead to long power cuts again.

Sri Lanka recently awarded a tender, the largest ever for coal, to the UAE based Black Sand company, but due to legal issues and controversy surrounding the matter, the company has decided to pull out of the deal until clearance is given.

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(Colombo/Sep12/2022)

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