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Sri Lanka schedules 5-hour power cut for May 13-14

Lakvijaya power plant comes under fire from Parliament

ECONOMYNEXT – Power cuts up to 5 hours have been approved in Sri Lanka for May 13 and 14, Public Utilities Commission (PUCSL) Chairman Janaka Ratnayake said as money printing by the central bank triggered forex shortages have disrupted fuel imports.

All areas (ABCDEFGHIJKLPQRSTUVW) will have power cuts of 3 hours and 20 minute from 8.00 am to 3.10 pm and 1 hour and 40 minutes from 6.00 pm and 9.50 pm.

Between 6.00 am and 9.00 am, the Colombo City centre could face a power cut of three hours.

Board of Investments, Industrial zones coming under MNOXY and Z areas will have a power cut of three hours from 5.00 am and 8.00 am.

The state-run Ceylon Electricity Board said the supply interruption time and restoration time will be varied within 30 minutes as indicated above.

The same schedule will be applicable for both May 13 and 14. Please click here for the schedule.

With curfew lifted for seven hours on Thursday (12), the PUCSL announced that the power cuts will be extended for 5 hours from earlier 3 hours and 20 minutes with the electricity demand increasing.

Due to shortage of dollars, the state-run fuel retailer Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has been unable to deliver fuel on Monday and Tuesday. However, it later announced that fuel will be delivered for essential places under security.  (Colombo/ May 12/2022)

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  1. Fahim says:

    I appreciate dividing the times of power cut shedule,whoever came up with the plan must be commended.
    I hope we can get through our current crisis asap and find permenent and practical solution for,Solar and other renewable sources will not help us, we are in dire need of foreign investment.Unless we can provide large volume at low cost we will never have any investments,right now we only have two options ,1 reachout to UAE or any EU company to build us nuclear power plant or buy it from India until we are able to.
    The leadership needs to be pragmatic . .

  2. Kadija says:

    Different power outage schedules are being poated in the media. 12 may 2022 power outage announcement was for 3hrs 20 min for 13 may 2022.. but on this day power out for P area from 3..pm onwards without any power return.. suddenly tgeres a communique extending power cut yo 5 hours for 13 may.. are you guys drunk

  3. RM Motors says:

    Please give me a tomorrow power cut day time at ” w ” area.

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Comments (3)

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  1. Fahim says:

    I appreciate dividing the times of power cut shedule,whoever came up with the plan must be commended.
    I hope we can get through our current crisis asap and find permenent and practical solution for,Solar and other renewable sources will not help us, we are in dire need of foreign investment.Unless we can provide large volume at low cost we will never have any investments,right now we only have two options ,1 reachout to UAE or any EU company to build us nuclear power plant or buy it from India until we are able to.
    The leadership needs to be pragmatic . .

  2. Kadija says:

    Different power outage schedules are being poated in the media. 12 may 2022 power outage announcement was for 3hrs 20 min for 13 may 2022.. but on this day power out for P area from 3..pm onwards without any power return.. suddenly tgeres a communique extending power cut yo 5 hours for 13 may.. are you guys drunk

  3. RM Motors says:

    Please give me a tomorrow power cut day time at ” w ” area.