Sri Lanka to ration power for three hours

July 24, 2012 (LBO) – Sri Lanka will cut three hours of power, two hours and fifteen minutes during the daytime and 45 minutes during an evening peak demand period, the ministry of power said after a Chinese build coal plant broke down. Sri Lanka is having one of the driest years in more than a decade with failure of three monsoons which has depleted hydro storage amid relatively good economic growth that is driving demand for power.

The power ministry said electricity supply will be cut in four time blocks to different parts of the island.

From 8.30 to 1045 power will be cut to Anuradhapura, Habarana, Vavuniya, Thulhiriya, Pannala, Bolawatta, Puttalam, Kurunegala, Chilaw, Madampe, Amparai, Trincomallee, Biyagama, Katunayake, Kosgama, Kelaniya, Aniyakanda, Veyangoda, Athurugiriya, Pannapitiya, Seethawaka, Ambilitpitiya, Badulla, Nuwara Eliya, Rantembe, Ambalangoda, Deniyaya, Galle, Matara, Mathugma, Panadura, Kiribathkumbura, Horana, Panadua, Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, Dehiwala, Valachchenai, Kotugoda, Sapugaskande, Ambalangoda, Ukuwela, Wimalasurendra, Hambantota, Beliatta, Ratmalana.

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