Sri Lanka’s CEB imposes 3.5 hour power cuts except in Colombo CMC


Oct 17, 2016 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Electricity Board has imposed a 3.5 hours power cut in the island except in Colombo city following the technical breakdown of Norochcholai Lakvijaya coal power plant.

The Power and Renewable Energy Ministry said in a statement that a 2 1/2 hours power cut will be imposed during the day time, and a one-hour cut will be imposed at night time from today until Friday.

The power supply will not be restricted in Colombo Municipal Council limits and the restriction will not apply to hospitals and industrial zones.

Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ranjith Siyambalapitiya yesterday said that power interruptions may occur due to the malfunction of the coal power plant.

All three power units of the plant ceased operations Saturday after a defect in the transmission line between Kotmale to Anuradhapura.


A Class                   B Class                   C Class                  D Class
8.00- 10.30 hrs      10.00- 13.00 hrs     13.00- 15.30 hrs   15.30- 18.00 hrs

During the night 

A Class                  B Class                C Class                 D Class 
18.00- 19.00          19.00- 20.00        21.00- 22.00         20.00- 21.00

Full Schedule: powercut2016_area_list_final

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