Blackout

Ceylon Electricity Board has started restoring power to the grid starting from Colombo city after supply to the entire country failed. Ceylon Electricity Board has started restoring power to the grid starting from Colombo city after supply to the entire country failed. Engineers say the entire island would be connected within two hours.
CEB is still investigating the cause, for the failure.

Usually nation-wide power failures are rare in well maintained grids.
The power utility is in dire financial straits, losing around Rs 15 bn last year.

The workers and the government are now locked in a battle over proposed reforms to the state owned utility.

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