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Sri Lanka schedules power cuts up to 12 hours for April 01

ECONOMYNEXT – Power cuts of up to 12 hours in some areas in Sri Lanka have been approved for Friday (01), Public Utilities Commission Chairman Janaka Ratnayake said as a flexible exchange regime created severe foreign exchange shortages and power deficits in the dry season.

Areas A, B, C, D, E, F, P, Q, R, and S will see two hours of power outages from 4am to 6am, four hours from 8am to 12pm and six hours from 4pm to 10pm.

Areas G, H, I, J, K, L, T, U, V, and W will experience two-hour power cuts from 6am to 8am, four hours from 12pm to 4pm and six hours from 6 pm to 12am.

Areas M, N, O, X, Y, and Z, however, will lose power only for 5.5 hours, with a 3.5-hour interruption from 5.30am to 9am and a two-hour cut from 4pm to 6pm.

Areas in the CC group will have a 3.5-hour power cut from 6am to 9am.

Download the power cut schedule for April 01.

Though the government has said the duration of the power cuts will be reduced gradually, it has been extended mainly due to lack of fuel amid severe shortage of US dollars for imports.

The lack of fuel has also resulted in long queues for diesel and petrol despite record price hikes. (Colombo/Mar31/2022)

Comments (4)

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  1. M. Welgolle says:

    To anyone who depends on these schedules:
    Please DO NOT depend on these schedules as they are extremely unreliable and inaccurate. Power cuts and restorations are never at the given times.
    To the authorities:
    Please DO NOT make schedules like these if you are unable to respect them an adhere to them. What you’re doing is MISLEADING the public. I’m sorry to say this, but it is the stark reality and the truth.

  2. Nihal Jayawardena says:

    Please give us power night two hours not 6 pm to 12pm because our children’s are studying for exams.

  3. KS Charles says:

    There are areas mentioned, by alphabetical order, do your office believe that can identify the areas, by the peoples .
    I hope even your office can’t.
    kindly publish areas by name.

  4. samantha frnando says:

    power cut sedul

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Comments (4)

Your email address will not be published.

  1. M. Welgolle says:

    To anyone who depends on these schedules:
    Please DO NOT depend on these schedules as they are extremely unreliable and inaccurate. Power cuts and restorations are never at the given times.
    To the authorities:
    Please DO NOT make schedules like these if you are unable to respect them an adhere to them. What you’re doing is MISLEADING the public. I’m sorry to say this, but it is the stark reality and the truth.

  2. Nihal Jayawardena says:

    Please give us power night two hours not 6 pm to 12pm because our children’s are studying for exams.

  3. KS Charles says:

    There are areas mentioned, by alphabetical order, do your office believe that can identify the areas, by the peoples .
    I hope even your office can’t.
    kindly publish areas by name.

  4. samantha frnando says:

    power cut sedul