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Sri Lanka schedules 3 hour power cut on April 23

ECONOMYNEXT – Power cuts up to 3 hours and 20 minutes have been approved for Sri Lanka for April 23, Public Utilities Commission Chairman Janaka Ratnayake said as money printing by the central bank triggered forex shortages, disrupting fuel imports.

On April 23, all areas (ABCDEFGHIJKLPQRSTUVW) will have power cuts of 2 hours from 0900am to 0500pm and 1 hour and 20 minutes from 0500pm and 0900pm.

Download the full power cut schedule from here: Demand Managmet Schedule-23-24th April 2022

On April 24, all areas (ABCDEFGHIJKLPQRSTUVW) will have power cuts of 1 hour and 40 minutes from 0900am to 0520pm and 1 hour and 20 minutes from 0520pm and 0920pm.

Engineers at the Lakvijaya coal power complex had warned the management that foreign exchange shortages have blocked spare parts imports. At least two plants are overdue for major overhauls by two years as spares for routine maintenance started to run out, they have said.

Though rains have started to come, Sri Lanka is still facing severe forex shortages from a flexible exchange rate (intermediate regime soft-peg). An attempt to float the currency (suspend convertibility) has not succeeded amid a surrender requirement. (Colombo/ April 22/2022)

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  1. Francisca silva says:

    Good

  2. G. Thenakoon says:

    Now is the time for every Sri Lankan to take ownership of this situation and not leave it to politicians to make decisions on your behalf. We did that and look where it got us. To the power plant workers the utilities officials please do your job correctly now. Don’t lay blame on other things for not being able to get power back to citizens. We are not depending on politicians any more. We are depending on you. You have the power not them. You know how and why this power cannot be distributed. You know who in your industry is corrupt and making excuses and taking back handers. Shine a light on them. Show us the solutions. Don’t tell us what you can’t do but what you can do and how you can provide this country with power.

  3. Shanika says:

    Api f kalape inne karapitiya udeth power cut 11 idan aye 4tath power cut thama awe na maru sschedule mewa

  4. Sameera farhath says:

    Maka dala thiya waga power cut wanna nane ane

  5. G. Thenakoon says:

    PUCSL”S Mr Ratnayake, should stop blaming the forex crisis for his own departments inefficiencies and be charged with causing further suffering and violation of citizens constitutional rights by failing to ensure regulated power cuts are implemented on time so they don’t cause an already suffering public more suffering. That’s his job isn’t it? A regulatory body of utilities? Responsible to hold them accountable. Today’s pc is 1 hour late. All our family arrangements adjusted for cuts now are a mess thanks to Ratnayake inability to do his job. You can’t blame forex issues for not being able to read a clock!! Gota is just the head of a useless, rotten inefficient system where even the regulators are inefficient and corrupt. All of you must be held accountable, and Mr Ratnayake you too are showing that you don’t stand with the people by not even being able to do a simple task of making sure you adhere to the timetables you grandly issue to the papers. Mothers with children and old people taking medicines, people trying to work to earn, all are adjusting their lives around your times and you could not care less. You are a disgrace to your country sir. Please resign and let us have someone who can read a watch and represent the interests of the people and hold utilities accountable to do their damn job.

  6. G. Thenakoon says:

    PUCSL”S Mr Ratnayake, should stop blaming the forex crisis for his own departments inefficiencies and be charged with causing further suffering and violation of citizens constitutional rights by failing to ensure regulated power cuts are implemented on time so they don’t cause an already suffering public more suffering. That’s his job isn’t it? A regulatory body of utilities? Responsible to hold them accountable. Today’s pc is 1 hour late. All our family arrangements adjusted for cuts now are a mess thanks to Ratnayake inability to do his job. You can’t blame forex issues for not being able to read a clock!! Gota is just the head of a useless, rotten inefficient system where even the regulators are inefficient and corrupt. All of you must be held accountable, and Mr Ratnayake you too are showing that you don’t stand with the people by not even being able to do a simple task of making sure you adhere to the timetables you grandly issue to the papers. Mothers with children and old people taking medicines, people trying to work to earn, all are adjusting their lives around your times and you could not care less. You are a disgrace to your country sir. Please resign and let us have someone who can read a watch and represent the interests of the people and hold utilities accountable to do their job.

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  1. Francisca silva says:

    Good

  2. G. Thenakoon says:

    Now is the time for every Sri Lankan to take ownership of this situation and not leave it to politicians to make decisions on your behalf. We did that and look where it got us. To the power plant workers the utilities officials please do your job correctly now. Don’t lay blame on other things for not being able to get power back to citizens. We are not depending on politicians any more. We are depending on you. You have the power not them. You know how and why this power cannot be distributed. You know who in your industry is corrupt and making excuses and taking back handers. Shine a light on them. Show us the solutions. Don’t tell us what you can’t do but what you can do and how you can provide this country with power.

  3. Shanika says:

    Api f kalape inne karapitiya udeth power cut 11 idan aye 4tath power cut thama awe na maru sschedule mewa

  4. Sameera farhath says:

    Maka dala thiya waga power cut wanna nane ane

  5. G. Thenakoon says:

    PUCSL”S Mr Ratnayake, should stop blaming the forex crisis for his own departments inefficiencies and be charged with causing further suffering and violation of citizens constitutional rights by failing to ensure regulated power cuts are implemented on time so they don’t cause an already suffering public more suffering. That’s his job isn’t it? A regulatory body of utilities? Responsible to hold them accountable. Today’s pc is 1 hour late. All our family arrangements adjusted for cuts now are a mess thanks to Ratnayake inability to do his job. You can’t blame forex issues for not being able to read a clock!! Gota is just the head of a useless, rotten inefficient system where even the regulators are inefficient and corrupt. All of you must be held accountable, and Mr Ratnayake you too are showing that you don’t stand with the people by not even being able to do a simple task of making sure you adhere to the timetables you grandly issue to the papers. Mothers with children and old people taking medicines, people trying to work to earn, all are adjusting their lives around your times and you could not care less. You are a disgrace to your country sir. Please resign and let us have someone who can read a watch and represent the interests of the people and hold utilities accountable to do their damn job.

  6. G. Thenakoon says:

    PUCSL”S Mr Ratnayake, should stop blaming the forex crisis for his own departments inefficiencies and be charged with causing further suffering and violation of citizens constitutional rights by failing to ensure regulated power cuts are implemented on time so they don’t cause an already suffering public more suffering. That’s his job isn’t it? A regulatory body of utilities? Responsible to hold them accountable. Today’s pc is 1 hour late. All our family arrangements adjusted for cuts now are a mess thanks to Ratnayake inability to do his job. You can’t blame forex issues for not being able to read a clock!! Gota is just the head of a useless, rotten inefficient system where even the regulators are inefficient and corrupt. All of you must be held accountable, and Mr Ratnayake you too are showing that you don’t stand with the people by not even being able to do a simple task of making sure you adhere to the timetables you grandly issue to the papers. Mothers with children and old people taking medicines, people trying to work to earn, all are adjusting their lives around your times and you could not care less. You are a disgrace to your country sir. Please resign and let us have someone who can read a watch and represent the interests of the people and hold utilities accountable to do their job.