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Sri Lanka ensure uninterrupted power supply during A/L exams - PUCSL chief

Sri Lanka has been implementing intermittent power cuts since March last year

January 26, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka eyes Saudi investments for energy, real estate, Port City - Foreign Minister 

Sri Lanka's relationship with Saudi was hit by forced cremation under former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa

January 24, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka's CEB refuses to limit power cuts during exams despite regulator request

The PUCSL has been critical on excess electricity tariff hike planned by CEB

January 23, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka power regulator takes U-turn on retrospective electricity price hike

Sri Lankans face around 65% tariff hike on top of a similar price hike last year

January 20, 2023 2 min read
Sri Lanka president reiterates power grid connectivity plans with India

“India’s electricity system and Sri Lanka’s electricity system will be connected. This will be across Mannar,” h...

Sri Lanka sees LP gas shortages re-emerge amid forex crisis

"With today's situation, there will be another shortage of gas by next week."

Mahadiya Hamza
March 4, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka schedules power cuts of 7.5-hours for March 03

All areas will experience a five-hour power cut between 8.30 am and 6pm, the PUCSL said.

Chanka Jayasinghe
March 2, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to face 7.5 hour power cut on March 02 as energy crisis intesifies

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) confirmed the decision to reporters Tuesday (01) afternoon.

Chanka Jayasinghe
March 1, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka gives 1.9mn barrel petrol supply deal to UAEs OQ Trading

OQ Trading will supply petrol from February 15, 2020 to October 14, 2022

March 1, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka schedules power cuts of 3 hours for March 01

Analysts say the power cuts can extend till April- May depending on the fuel supply.

Chanka Jayasinghe
February 28, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka schedules power cuts of over 5 hours for Feb 28

Up to 2 hours 45 minutes in P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W areas.

February 27, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka expects March furnace oil ship to ease power cuts: Minister

Furnace oil ship due on March 03

February 26, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka IOC unit raises petrol to Rs204, Diesel to Rs139 a litre

The price hike came amid a rise in global prices

February 26, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka schedules 2 to 3 hour power cuts on Feb 26-27

Three hours on Saturday, Sunday cuts only to ABC

February 25, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka needs US$1,285mn for three months of oil, US$500mn from India: Minister

Oil prices are rising due to Russian invasion of Ukraine

February 25, 2022 3 min read
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Sri Lanka export zones under BOI excluded from power cuts: Minister

Industries with generators paid Rs36 per unit

February 25, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka schedules power cuts of 5 hours on Feb 25

Power cuts of 5 hours and 15 minutes had been approved for P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W areas

February 24, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's power outages have not impacted vaccine cold chain so far: official

“We need fuel supply as a priority, because without fuel we cannot supplement the electricity supply with generators."

February 24, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka power cuts fail to save enough water

10.3GWh of water used on February 23

February 24, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka power cut schedule for Feb 24 over 4 hours

A B C groups to have 2 our 40 minute block in the morning, others 2 hours.

February 23, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka former PM calls for pause to power cuts till advanced level exams end

"Because the outages occur at different times in different areas, they can file a fundamental rights petition,” he sai...

February 23, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to have scheduled power cuts of 4.5 hours on Feb 23

The power cuts will be divided between daytime and the evening peak

February 22, 2022 1 min read

Demand spikes for fuel, power generators in Sri Lanka amid power crisis and forex shortages

Fuel stations in the country have seen a sudden increase in demand for all types of fuel.

Chanka Jayasinghe
February 22, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka petrol, diesel, stocks down to six days in forex crisis

Power demand surges as furnace oil plants run on diesel in the drought

February 22, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka power cuts scheduled for 2 and 3 hours

Sri Lanka's Ceylon Electricity Board will cut power for two hours from 430pm for some areas and three hours for others

February 22, 2022 1 min read
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