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CEB Chairman to resign over blackouts

CEB Chairman to resign over blackouts

March 13, 2016  06:19 pm

Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Anura Wijayapala says he is ashamed of the three island-wide blackouts which occurred during last 6 months and that he takes responsibility for the outages. 

The CEB Chairman says that he has decided to resign from his position once power is completely restored. 

A sudden island-wide power outage occurred at around 2.30pm today (13) and the CEB is still in the process of restoring electricity to several areas.

This comes just weeks after a similar outage occurred on February 25, prompting the Prime Minister to appoint a five-member committee to investigate the incident.  

The CEB had said that a possible lightning strike on a transmission line is believed to have caused the power failure which had also resulted in a breakdown at the coal power plant in Norochcholai.

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