ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka will continue power cuts of 3 hours per day from July 6-8, Public Utilities Commission (PUCSL) Chairman Janaka Ratnayake said as the economic crisis-hit country is in the process to import diesel for its thermal power plants.

All areas (ABCDEFGHIJKLPQRSTUVW) will have power cuts of 1 hours and 40 minutes between 01.00 pm and 06.00 pm and 1 hour 20 minutes’ power cuts from 06.00pm to 10.00 pm.

Between 6.00 am and 8.30 am, the Colombo City center will face a power cut of 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Between 5.00 am and 8.00 am, 3 hours’ power cut will be implemented in BOI industrial zones (MNOXYZ).

The supply interruption time and restoration time will be varied within 30 minutes as indicated above.

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Due to the continuing fuel shortage, state run Ceylon Electricity Board officials warn of extending power cut durations with no fuel being available for thermal power generation.

However, the Minister of Power and Energy, Kanchana Wijesekara has said the country will be receiving 9 shipments of fuel in the next couple of months including three shipments from Lanka Indian Oil Corporation. (Colombo/ July 5/2022)