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Tuesday September 26th, 2023

Sri Lanka likely to plunge deeper into darkness as coal plant reports another breakdown: UPDATED

"We need a long term solution for this. Otherwise the country will go into a more critical situation."

September 27, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka keen to restart cancelled Japanese projects; Japan willing to lead creditor talks: PMD

He had also expressed an interest in exploring investment opportunities in renewable energy in Sri Lanka

September 27, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka power regulatory chief accuses state-run CPC of wrong crude import

"You can’t even run the plant using that crude oil. The only option left for the importers is to drink it," he said.

September 26, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka President asks Buddhist clergies to go for solar panels to reduce electricity bills

Sri Lankas has raised electricity tariff up to 75% for domestic purpose usage

September 24, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka's Dipped Product seeks new markets as Western demand drops

Also burdened with higher income tax and rising utility prices

Sri Lanka state bank to give credit for coal imports after power hike: Minister

Rs 22 bn from Bank of Ceylon and Rs50 bn from People's Bank

Sri Lankan transport service providers struggle after sharp fuel price hikes

‘’Diesel prices increased by one third so travel fees will be increased from 1,800 to 2,000 rupees,” he said.

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
March 15, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka schedules 3 hour 45 min power cuts on March 15

Power cuts the same as March 14

March 14, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka schedules power cuts of over 3 hours for March 14

Power crisis worsened because the authorities denied the CEB of 1-2 hour power cuts to conserve hydro storage

March 14, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka buys 96MW for Southern grid power crisis from ACE

That the Southern grid would face a serious deficit was warned earlier

March 13, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka schedules power cuts of 3 hours for March 13

1 hour block for some areas, 3 hour 15 for others

March 13, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka and India in 100MW solar plant in former coal project location

In the location of the cancelled joint venture coal plant

March 12, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka Petrol at Rs254 and Diesel at Rs176 a litre after CPC hike

Octane 92 price was increased by 43.5-pct to record 254 rupees a litre while diesel raised 45.5-pct to 176 rupees.

March 12, 2022 2 min read

Lanka IOC raises fuel prices to record high

Ceypetco incurs a loss of 128 rupees per litre of diesel and 80 from a litre of petrol as of March 10 - Ceypetco chief

March 11, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka maintains near 4 hour power cut; furnace oil, diesel storage down

Sapugaskanda A, Uthuru Janani and Sojitz have diesel to run only for another 1.4, 1.3 and 2.4 days respectively - CEB

March 10, 2022 2 min read

India gives US$500mn credit line, hopes to end fuel shortages

Sri Lanka can use the credit line to buy oil from India and also third countries

March 10, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka faces near 4 hour power cut on Thursday

Sojitz, Sapugaskanda B and Kelanitissa plants have enough fuel to run for 2.6 days,  1.7 days and 1.1 days respectively...

March 10, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka power crisis to affect parliament; speaker asks MPs to brace themselves

"I expect your cooperation and understanding in the event there are inconveniences or delays."

March 9, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka schedules power cuts of 2.5-hours for March 09

However, the PUCSL has not published any approved schedule at the time of writing.

Chanka Jayasinghe
March 8, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's CEB maintains 7.5-hour power cut on Tuesday; Fuel deficit, drought weigh

CEB: There is a power deficit of 398 MW for the day peak, 518 MW for the evening peak and 409 MW for the night peak.

Chanka Jayasinghe
March 7, 2022 3 min read

Pandemonium at Sri Lanka foreign ministry consular office after power goes out

"The people were outraged because the power cut inconvenienced their work."

Mahadiya Hamza
March 7, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka PM wants ruling party local govt bodies to turn off street lamps

Prime Minister Rajapaksa called for their assistance in what he called the “national duty” of conserving electricity...

March 7, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka power cuts of up to 7.5h for March 07 based on fuel crisis

Provisional schedule

March 6, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka Transport Board to re-fuel private buses, more diesel promised

Private bus owners had requested fuel from SLTB to avoid being in queues with the rest of the public

Chanka Jayasinghe
March 6, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka regulator says power cuts may or may not take place

The scheduled power shedding may not take place or reduced depending on the availability of fuel stocks - PUCSL

March 5, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka schedules power cuts up to 7 hours on March 05, 2.5 Mar 06

P,Q,R,S,T,W areas to have only 4 hours on Saturday

March 4, 2022 2 min read
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