Power cuts may last in the upcoming Sinhala and Tamil New Year festive season as well, warned the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) in contrast to the comments made by the government that the power cuts will end by April this year.
This is mainly due to hydro-power being declined on a daily basis, PUCSL Chairman Janaka Ratnayake told media.
The water levels for hydro-power generation are declining everyday despite the arrival of enough fuel to generate electricity. Accordingly, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) is facing a crisis in meeting the national grid.
In the backdrop, power cuts may last in the festive season as well, warned Ratnayake, adding that nevertheless, maximum efforts will be put to provide an uninterrupted power supply at least during the two days of Sinhala and Tamil New Year.