The Ceylon Electricity Board says that if 3000 metric tons of diesel is not delivered today (14) as promised by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, there could be a power cut today as well.
Power outages occurred in several areas yesterday due to the failure of several generators at thermal power plants due to lack of fuel.
CEB General Manager and Media Spokesman Andrew Navamani stated that if the stock of diesel is provided, power outages can be minimized to some extent. The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has promised to supply 3,000 metric tons of diesel.
However, CEB sources said that the power crisis could escalate in the future due to the shortage of fuel.