ECONOMYNEXT – Power cuts of 5 hours minutes for some areas in Sri Lanka and 4 hours and 3 minutes for other areas were approved in two blocks for March 21 Monday, the Public Utilities Commission Chairman Janaka Ratnayake said as a forex crisis creates power shortages in the dry season.
Areas ABCDEFGHIJKL will have power cuts of 3 hours and 20 minutes from 800am to 600pm and 1 hour and 40 minutes from 600pm to 1100pm.
Areas PQRSTUVW will have power cuts of 2 hours and 40 minutes from 900am to 500pm and 1 hour and 50 minutes from 500pm to 1030pm.
Download the power cut schedule for March 21 Monday from 21-03-22-Power-Interruption-schedule
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 20/2022)