Island-wide power outage - CEB

Island-wide power outage - CEB

March 13, 2016   03:02 pm

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A power outage is currently being experienced across the island. 

The Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Anura Wijepala says that the reason for the sudden power failure has not been uncovered yet. 

He stated that the power outage occurred at around 2.30pm today (13) and that the CEB is currently looking into the matter.

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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