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Wednesday September 27th, 2023

Sri Lanka considers uninterrupted power supply for tourism sector after 11-month low arrivals

September tourist arrivals have plunged to lowest in 11 months.

October 5, 2022 2 min read

Despite protests, Sri Lanka to allow more fuel competitors after shortage ousted president, govt

CPC trade unions oppose the move citing that the government is privatizing the state-run firm

October 5, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's state-run Litro drops cooking gas prices

This will be the third time Litro gas has reduced prices in the last three months.

October 5, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka solar projects of 200MW are not viable after currency collapse

The rupee fell from 200 to 360 to the US dollar in 2022 pushing up construction costs

October 5, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka holds talks on CEB restructure; ADB, WB, USAID, JICA discuss assistance

A roadmap and timeline will be submitted to the cabinet of ministers on the matter, said Wijesekara.

Sri Lanka power regulator chief sues colleagues, state-run CEB against tariff hike

The CEB move has mainly burdened lower unit consuming users, the official CEB data showed.

Sri Lanka power regulator wants early school closure

Private bus and school van operators have threatened to stop services if diesel shortages continue

April 2, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka schedules power cuts up to 8.5 hours for April 02

Saturday's power cut duration has declined to 8.5 hours from Friday's 12 hours

April 1, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka power regulator in court seeking US$200mn from central bank

The regulator says relevant authorities have failed to take advice given since 2016

April 1, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka schedules power cuts up to 12 hours for April 01

Power cut duration has been extended mainly due to lack of fuel amid severe shortage of US dollars for imports.

Chanka Jayasinghe
March 31, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka hopes to reduce power cuts after April 02 Indian diesel ship

We can reduce power cuts to some extent after that

March 31, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Litro gas seeks price hike, hit by Rs4.5bn forex loss

Litro imports gas on one month credit

March 31, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka schedules power cuts up to 13-hours for March 31

The CEB increases the duration of power cuts

March 30, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka could face longer power cuts, bus operators may withdraw as fuel shortages bite

Sri Lanka faces grim reality of the dollar shortage-led fuel, power crisis

Chanka Jayasinghe
March 30, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka electricity demand soars despite power cuts as price hike delayed

Customers adapt. But 10 hour power cuts will not leave room

March 30, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka schedules power cuts up to 10-hours for March 30

Power cut duration has been increased to 10 hours from Wednesday

March 29, 2022 1 min read
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Sri Lanka CEB struggles to pay for coal, salaries amid tariff hike delay: report

State banks heavily exposed to energy utilities

March 29, 2022 2 min read

US to provide credit for Sri Lanka’s renewable energy

Sri Lanka is facing extended power cuts due to lack of fuel imports and drought.

March 28, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka schedules 7.5 hour power cuts on March 29

The lack of fuel also has resulted in large queues for diesel and petrol despite record price hikes

March 28, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka energy minister blames fuel shortages on past decisions

"The fuel issue is being addressed now. We believe that in the coming days the over-consumption will end," he added.

Chanka Jayasinghe
March 28, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka schedules up to 5 hours of power cuts on March 28

Power demand up as price increase delayed

March 28, 2022 1 min read

Power crisis continue in Sri Lanka with five-hour cut scheduled for March 28

Sri Lanka is facing daily scheduled power outages as a result of an ongoing forex shortage.

Chanka Jayasinghe
March 27, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's power crisis continues with 3.5-hour cuts scheduled for March 27

"We also have one million metric tons of coal which is enough for the next four to five months."

Chanka Jayasinghe
March 26, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka schedules power cuts of up to 5 hours for March 26

Areas ABCDEFGHIJKL will have power cuts 5 hours

March 25, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka CEB say no decision on 10-hour power cuts

Due to lack of fuel, the Kerewalapitiya power plant had to be shut down from Thursday (24) onwards.

Chanka Jayasinghe
March 25, 2022 2 min read

Petrol burn deaths increase in forex-starved Sri Lanka as households store fuel in cans

Munasinghe said petrol burns are more severe than kerosene burns.

Chanka Jayasinghe
March 25, 2022 3 min read
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