Udaya Gammanpila, Minister of Energy has stated that a power cut of one and a half hours per day should be started immediately until the next rainy season.
“Until the rains start in April, we will have to generate electricity from fuel. As we now try to provide electricity 24 hours a day, I understand that if we do not take a big dollar loan from somewhere by the end of March – if we take a loan, we will have to pay it back with interest – we will have to go for a 4 hour power cut by the end of March. Wouldn’t it be better if we went for an hour and a half right now until the next rain came?”
Minister Udaya Gammanpila stated this addressing a function held in Hanwella yesterday (21).