ECONOMYNEXT – Power cuts of 5 hours for some areas in Sri Lanka and 4 hours and 20 minutes for other areas were approved in two blocks for March 26 Saturday, Public Utilities Commission Chairman Janaka Ratnayake said as a forex crisis creates power shortages in the dry season.

Areas PQRSTUVW will have 3 hours of power cuts from 9.00am to 6.00pm and 1 hour and 40 minutes from 6.00pm to 11.00pm

Areas ABCDEFGHIJKL will have 3 hours and 20 minutes of power cuts from 800am to 600pm and 1 hour and 40 minutes from 600pm to 1100pm.

Download the power cut schedule for March 26 from 26-03-2022-power-cut-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/March25/2022)