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Sri Lanka cabinet approves proposed electricity sector reforms bill

Once approved by parliament, new Electricity Act will enable unbundling of CEB, and allow private sector participation

November 21, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka CEB makes Rs18.2bn loss up to Aug amid controlled prices : FinMin

Cost per unit at selling point had gone up to Rs45.71 per kilo Watt hour, from Rs29.17 per kilo Watt hour last year

November 20, 2023 2 min read

No power cut due to breakdown in Sri Lanka’s coal power plant: CEB

A breakdown in an emergency generator of the Ceylon Electricity Board’s Lakvijaya power plant won't impact consumers

November 18, 2023 2 min read

World Bank discusses Sri Lanka power interconnectivity with India

The World Bank made a presentation on the current structure of the regional electricity markets and interconnectivity

November 18, 2023 2 min read
Sri Lanka makes 26 revisions to published electricity reform bill

Changes made following feedback from stakeholders

Sri Lanka to call tenders for 50MW Mannar wind power plant

Next week we plant to advertise tenders for a 50MW wind plant in Mannar

Sri Lanka maintains 2 hour 20 mins power cuts from Oct 11-14

Group A-W will have 1 hour and 20 minutes power cut during the night.

October 10, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka reverses electricity tariff reforms for religious places after protests

Some leading monks last month threatened not to pay electricity bills with revised up tariffs.

Chanka Jayasinghe
October 9, 2022 2 min read

Sri Aurobindo: Mystical Awareness Supplants Production

In India, religion and socialism commingle and collide.

October 7, 2022 35 min read

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

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 power cuts of 2 hours 20 min scheduled for Oct 03

One hour in the day time and one hour and 20 minutes in the night

October 2, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka continues over 2 hour power cut for Oct. 1 & 2

Sri Lanka's delay in coal imports has threatened extended power cuts

September 30, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka maintains over 2 hour power cut amid looming crisis 

Sri Lanka has called for spot tenders to purchase coal.

September 29, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka power tariff hike: ministry offers olive branch to protesting monks

Select religious establishments are to be included in a proposed rooftop solar panel initiative by the government.

Chanka Jayasinghe
September 29, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka's CEB authorised to purchase power from private plants, CPC to provide fuel: Minister

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka has authorised the purchase of power from private plants

September 27, 2022 1 min read
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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."

Chanka Jayasinghe
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.

Mahadiya Hamza
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

Chanka Jayasinghe
September 24, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to call fresh tenders for coal: Minister

Cabinet approval will be sought next Thursday to call fresh tenders

September 20, 2022 2 min read

Go solar, Sri Lanka's energy minister tells 'power users' in religious category

“There are no special power stations that generate electricity at a low cost for religious places."

Roshani Fernando and Himal Kotelawala
September 20, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka to convert govt schools, hospitals to solar power: minister

Wijesekara told parliament on Tuesday September 20 that work is already under way in this regard.

Mahadiya Hamza
September 20, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka schedules 1-hour-20-minute power cuts for Sep 20, 21

All groups A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W will experience a 1 hour and 20-minute power cut

Neshella Perera
September 19, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka schedules one-hour daily power cuts for Sep 17, 18 weekend

Ratnayake warned that current stocks of coal were only sufficient till the end of October

Chanka Jayasinghe
September 16, 2022 1 min read

Longer power cuts likely in Sri Lanka if coal shipment not secured: union

"If the ministry is able to sign a contract with a supplier now, we should have coal by the end of next month."

Chanka Jayasinghe
September 15, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka power regulator launches hotline to explain new electricity tariff

PUCSL says still 75% of the power is subsidized

September 14, 2022 2 min read