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Power cuts will prevail

Power and Energy Ministry Media Spokesman and Development Director Sulakshana Jayawardena said that power cuts could still be experienced due to the prevalent dry weather conditions. Though the technical issue in the unit 2 generator of the Norochcholai coal power plant has been fully restored.

Unscheduled power outages could be experienced in some areas because of the inadequacy of electricity supply from hydro power plants which had a total capacity of 10,390 MW said the director.  

He said the thermal power plants contained of coal plants, oil power plants, and private power plants which had connected volumes of 900 MW, 600 MW and 600 MW.

He also added that after the Inter-monsoon Season in April, this issue would be resolved.

He stressed that the ministry had not planned any power cut yet.

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