The third Coal power plant in Nuraichcholai has been shut down due to a technical fault and as a result, power cuts may have to be extended, the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) said.
They said the exact hours of power cut will be announced in due course.
Meanwhile, Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said that the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has informed him that Unit 3 of the Norochcholai power plant has been shut down due to a steam leak.
He said the maintenance work is estimated to take 3-5 days. Fuel power plants will be utilized to manage the power generation until the repair work is completed. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)
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