ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka utility provider, Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has imposed up to 7.5 hour power cut in the country in two blocks for Tuesday (29).
Accordingly, areas PQRSTUVW will have 7 hour and 15 minute power cuts in two phases – 5 hour power cut from 8.30am to 6.30pm and 2 hours and 15 minutes from 6.30pm to 11.00pm.
Areas ABCDEFGHIJKL will have 7.5 hour power cuts in two phases – 5 hours from 8.00am to 6.00pm and 2 hours and 30 minutes from 6.00pm to 11.00pm.
To download the schedule 29-03-2022-Power-Interruption-Schedule-full
Though the government has said the duration of the power cuts will be reduced gradually, the power cut has been extended mainly due to lack of fuel amid severe shortage of US dollars.
The lack of fuel also has resulted in large queues for diesel and petrol despite record price hikes. (Colombo/ March 28/2022)