The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has approved the controlled power cuts set from tomorrow. These power cuts will occur for a maximum period of two hours per day, the Commission Chairman said.
In the event that the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has failed to meet 100 per cent of the electricity demand of the country due to several reasons, there are already plans to cut off power by 45 minutes during the daytime and one hour at night.
The controlled power cuts will occur islandwide in several stages.
Power Minister Gamini Lokuge stated that the CEB is putting its maximum efforts on providing a continuous supply of electricity.
Revealing that the supply of coal for power generation is the main problem the CEB is facing at the moment, Lokuge added that he believes that the General Treasury will provide necessary dollars to meet the purpose.