Colombo, Dec 3 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka is currently experiencing an Island-wide Power failure.
Update at 6.30pm:
Power outages in several areas again. CEB asks everyone to be patient as attempts being made to restore power fully.
Update at 5.50pm:
Island-wide electricity supply has been restored, Ministry of Power announced short while ago.
Operations at all electricity grid sub-stations are now back to normal and countrywide power supply has been restored, says Duminda Dissanayake, the State Minister of Solar Power, Wind and Hydro Power Generation Projects Development.
Update at 4.30pm:
The recent disruptions to the electricity supply are suspected to be acts of sabotage, says the General Manager of Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB).
Eng. M.R. Ranatunge alleged that CEB engineers are deliberately dragging the restoration activities.
Meanwhile, State Minister of National Security & Disaster Management Chamal Rajapaksa stressed that necessary actions would be sought against the CEB engineers if it is revealed that deliberate acts of sabotage have caused the power outages.
Update at 2pm:
The CEB said measures are currently underway to restore power supply.
They added that power has been restored in several parts of Colombo as of now.
The CEB said, however, it will take at least take three hours for the complete restoration of the power supply.
Major disruptions to the electricity supply are currently being experienced across the country, says the Ministry of Power.
According to the media spokesman of Power Ministry Sulakshana Jayawardena, the root cause of the power outages is yet to be detected.
However, the CEB maintenance services are already deployed to restore the power supply with the least possible delay.