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Sri Lanka schedules power cuts up to 13-hours for March 31

ECONOMYNEXT – Power cuts of up to 13 hours in some areas in Sri Lanka has been approved for March 31, Public Utilities Commission Chairman Janaka Ratnayake said as a flexible exchange regime created severe foreign exchange shortages and power deficits in the dry season.

The CEB has decided to cut power from 12am to 8am for the first time in the ongoing power crisis.

Areas ABCDEF and PQRS will see 3 hours of power cut from 3am to 6am, 4 hours from 12pm to 4pm and 6 hours from 6pm to 12am.

Areas GHIJKL and TUVW will experience 3-hour power cut from 12am to 3am, 4 hours from 8am to 12pm and 6 hours from 4 pm to 10pm.

Areas MNOXYZ, however, will witness only 5.5-hour power cut – 3.5-hour interruption from 5.30am to 9am and 2 hours from 4pm to 6pm.

Download the power cut schedule for March 31 from here 31-03-2022-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 30/2022)

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  1. Sampath says:

    This is very unfair that you are cutting electricity for 13 hours. The people are suffering because of the mistakes the government made. I have old patients living in my house who need electricity.

  2. Sampath says:

    Please don’t power cut in group V there are old patients living in that area. Please this is very unfair

  3. Kadija says:

    WHY NOT CUT ALL THE POWER LINES FOR EVER. WE CAN LIVE IN PEACE LIKE IN YEAR 1800

  4. F H says:

    Disgusting 😡😡😡😡😡😡

  5. Nimeshika says:

    we are al student who study for 2022 exame we have no time to study due to this programe unfortunately we are so sad about the government morning we have schools and after we have class to joing every al studen study at night this is serious problem for all students in sri lanka

    1. mathu says:

      this is too bad

  6. Corina Miskin says:

    We understand the crisis in the Country. But there are several areas (Ex : Areas in Piliyandala, Kelaniya, Gampaha) with NO POWER CUTS. We kindly request you to consider power cuts for those areas which do not have ANY POWER CUTS and give us some concession by reducing our power cuts at least by an hour or two. Please help us

  7. Kapila says:

    probably we have to face over 10 hours power cuts in few weeks or month until macroeconomic stability(SIYALOMA KALUWARA IMMU) .will see

  8. Fa says:

    රෑට කරන්ට් කපන්නේ නැතිව දවල්ට කපන්න ඔය පැය ගාන. අනිත් එක තමයි අපි දැනුවත්ව electricity bord එකේ ඉන්න ලොක්කන්ගේ පැතිවලට කරන්ට් කැපන්නේ නැහැ. හරිම අසාධාරණයි.

  9. SNMS Semasinghe says:

    please be kind enough to arrange a method of informing daily power cut schedule/relevant area by a sms to the customers

  10. Lynn says:

    Lies again these schedules don’t work to specified time’s how can we plan our day I’m sick of this country

  11. Lynn says:

    Lies again these schedules don’t work to specified time’s how can we plan our day I’m sick of this country

  12. Sampath says:

    This is very unfair. Please don’t power cut for 13 hours in Kotehena ST. Benedicts street area. There are 2 schools. Also I have old patients living in my house who need electricity . Please don’t do this

  13. Dr. Ranjan Jayaratne says:

    Why only certain privileged areas are devoided of power cuts . Eg. Piyaratnarama Place, Dehiwela ,Near Water Tank has no power cuts at any time. And also I suggest electricity board to terminate sending monthly bills to consumers in power cut affected areas until normalcy prevailed. This is to compensate the inconvenience caused due to power cuts. Hope Board will take up this matter seriously. Otherwise a court decision will have to be taken to pay the consumers for the inconvenience caused due to power cuts. Thank You

  14. Harsha says:

    ikmanata light denna current eka nathuwa sahenna lessons block wenwa.eka sahenna paduwak.

  15. Chamilka de silva says:

    Hell. Im in kandy mapanawathura. Power cut from 12.35 to until now (6.40 pm ) and our area letter is F hahah we still on power cut. This is bullshit.

  16. Rupasinghe says:

    Ceb welldone when 24 hour power cut

  17. Rupasinghe says:

    Welldone ced when 24 hour power cut

  18. Chamod udara says:

    ගල්ගමුව wata kiyatada enne

  19. Chamod udara says:

    ගල්ගමුවta kiyatada karant eka enne

  20. Onitha says:

    Maru anduva

  21. Mahesh says:

    Thanks

  22. Someone says:

    How the bloody hell we can find our area,

  23. Ruwan says:

    This is torture. Its like living in hell without electricity. Please power cut to the Rajapakse family as well so they can understand the suffering of the people.

  24. Tuany says:

    Comments won’t help improves situations .
    We have to get out of this pit somehow who ever created it.!!

  25. Enid Dooldeniya says:

    Get money from IMF and give electricity. Get a good Economist as Finance Minister. Invest in Solar Power Plants.

  26. Pasindu says:

    කණු ටිකයි වයර් ටිකයි ගලවන් යමල්ලා

  27. සංජීව කරුණාරත්න says:

    හෙට D කලාපයට විදුලිය විසන්දි වෙන්නේ කොහොමද

  28. Kush says:

    We do understand the situation of the country, but there must be a plan for this, I’m having my cambridge alevels from May 4th onwards, and due to this we’re really unable of studying not only me I guess government olevels too gonna be held on the month may, this is really a big issue to our studies, we do have our exams sometimes online and we do have MT classes. Not only me almost all the srilankan students face this problem. Hope everything will be fixed with time ⏲ 🙏🏻 and God bless to everyone whose sitting for cambridge alevels and government olevels 🙏🏻❤

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Comments (29)

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  1. Sampath says:

    This is very unfair that you are cutting electricity for 13 hours. The people are suffering because of the mistakes the government made. I have old patients living in my house who need electricity.

  2. Sampath says:

    Please don’t power cut in group V there are old patients living in that area. Please this is very unfair

  3. Kadija says:

    WHY NOT CUT ALL THE POWER LINES FOR EVER. WE CAN LIVE IN PEACE LIKE IN YEAR 1800

  4. F H says:

    Disgusting 😡😡😡😡😡😡

  5. Nimeshika says:

    we are al student who study for 2022 exame we have no time to study due to this programe unfortunately we are so sad about the government morning we have schools and after we have class to joing every al studen study at night this is serious problem for all students in sri lanka

    1. mathu says:

      this is too bad

  6. Corina Miskin says:

    We understand the crisis in the Country. But there are several areas (Ex : Areas in Piliyandala, Kelaniya, Gampaha) with NO POWER CUTS. We kindly request you to consider power cuts for those areas which do not have ANY POWER CUTS and give us some concession by reducing our power cuts at least by an hour or two. Please help us

  7. Kapila says:

    probably we have to face over 10 hours power cuts in few weeks or month until macroeconomic stability(SIYALOMA KALUWARA IMMU) .will see

  8. Fa says:

    රෑට කරන්ට් කපන්නේ නැතිව දවල්ට කපන්න ඔය පැය ගාන. අනිත් එක තමයි අපි දැනුවත්ව electricity bord එකේ ඉන්න ලොක්කන්ගේ පැතිවලට කරන්ට් කැපන්නේ නැහැ. හරිම අසාධාරණයි.

  9. SNMS Semasinghe says:

    please be kind enough to arrange a method of informing daily power cut schedule/relevant area by a sms to the customers

  10. Lynn says:

    Lies again these schedules don’t work to specified time’s how can we plan our day I’m sick of this country

  11. Lynn says:

    Lies again these schedules don’t work to specified time’s how can we plan our day I’m sick of this country

  12. Sampath says:

    This is very unfair. Please don’t power cut for 13 hours in Kotehena ST. Benedicts street area. There are 2 schools. Also I have old patients living in my house who need electricity . Please don’t do this

  13. Dr. Ranjan Jayaratne says:

    Why only certain privileged areas are devoided of power cuts . Eg. Piyaratnarama Place, Dehiwela ,Near Water Tank has no power cuts at any time. And also I suggest electricity board to terminate sending monthly bills to consumers in power cut affected areas until normalcy prevailed. This is to compensate the inconvenience caused due to power cuts. Hope Board will take up this matter seriously. Otherwise a court decision will have to be taken to pay the consumers for the inconvenience caused due to power cuts. Thank You

  14. Harsha says:

    ikmanata light denna current eka nathuwa sahenna lessons block wenwa.eka sahenna paduwak.

  15. Chamilka de silva says:

    Hell. Im in kandy mapanawathura. Power cut from 12.35 to until now (6.40 pm ) and our area letter is F hahah we still on power cut. This is bullshit.

  16. Rupasinghe says:

    Ceb welldone when 24 hour power cut

  17. Rupasinghe says:

    Welldone ced when 24 hour power cut

  18. Chamod udara says:

    ගල්ගමුව wata kiyatada enne

  19. Chamod udara says:

    ගල්ගමුවta kiyatada karant eka enne

  20. Onitha says:

    Maru anduva

  21. Mahesh says:

    Thanks

  22. Someone says:

    How the bloody hell we can find our area,

  23. Ruwan says:

    This is torture. Its like living in hell without electricity. Please power cut to the Rajapakse family as well so they can understand the suffering of the people.

  24. Tuany says:

    Comments won’t help improves situations .
    We have to get out of this pit somehow who ever created it.!!

  25. Enid Dooldeniya says:

    Get money from IMF and give electricity. Get a good Economist as Finance Minister. Invest in Solar Power Plants.

  26. Pasindu says:

    කණු ටිකයි වයර් ටිකයි ගලවන් යමල්ලා

  27. සංජීව කරුණාරත්න says:

    හෙට D කලාපයට විදුලිය විසන්දි වෙන්නේ කොහොමද

  28. Kush says:

    We do understand the situation of the country, but there must be a plan for this, I’m having my cambridge alevels from May 4th onwards, and due to this we’re really unable of studying not only me I guess government olevels too gonna be held on the month may, this is really a big issue to our studies, we do have our exams sometimes online and we do have MT classes. Not only me almost all the srilankan students face this problem. Hope everything will be fixed with time ⏲ 🙏🏻 and God bless to everyone whose sitting for cambridge alevels and government olevels 🙏🏻❤