Multiple moves end blackout for Avurudu By Sandun Jayawardana Power crisis not yet over; experts shed light on urgent and long-term measures View(s): View(s):A combination of emergency power purchases, repairs to existing power plants and low demand during the Sinhala and Hindu New Year enabled the authorities to lift countrywide power cuts from Wednesday. The Power and Energy Ministry had earlier turned down a CEB request to announce scheduled power cuts. Consumers experienced daily four-hour power cuts — three hours during the day and one hour at night — for almost three weeks, leading to severe inconvenience. The economic cost of more than two weeks of scheduled power cuts is yet to be assessed. As per the proposal that was approved, electricity will be purchased from these companies at unit prices ranging from Rs.
Source: Sunday Times April 12, 2019 14:37 UTC