Technical fault cause of island-wide power outage - CEB

Technical fault cause of island-wide power outage - CEB

September 28, 2015   08:24 am


A technical fault is suspected to be the cause of the island-wide power outage that took place midnight yesterday, CEB said today. However steps were taken to restore power and by 3.30am-4am power was fully restored, CEB Director Anura Wijepala told Ada Derana.


A special investigation will be carried out to ascertain the cause of the technical failure and through it avoid a recurrence, Wijepala added.


He regretted any inconvenience caused to the public due to the outage.


Power Minister Ranjith Siyabalapitiya also stated that he had instructed the CEB chairman to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident.


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