ECONOMYNEXT – Power cuts of 3 hours and 15 minutes for some areas in Sri Lanka in blocks, 1 hour and 15 minites for other areas were approved for Sunday March 20, the Public Utilities Commission Chairman Janaka Ratnayake said as a forex crisis creates power shortages in the dry season.

Areas ABCDEFGHIJKL will have a 2 hour power cut from 0900am to 0500pm and another 1 hour 15 minutes from 0500pm to 1000pm, on Sunday.

Areas PQRSTUVW will have power cuts of 1 hour and 15 minutes from 4.30pm to 9.30pm.

Download the power cut schedule for March 15 Sunday from 20-03-2022-Power-Interruption-Schedule-full

Sri Lanka is facing forex shortages due to money printed to keep interest rates low and the country has run out of reserves and the currency has been floated.

However the float has not yet taken place and the rupee has fallen from 203 to 275 to the dollar and prices are getting validated at that level. (Colombo/March 19/2022)