Written by Staff Writer
11 Apr, 2019 | 3:24 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy stated that there will be no power interruptions from today (April 11).
Meanwhile, media spokesperson Sulakshana Jayawardena requested the public to continue to utilize electricity in a responsible manner due to a lack of rainfall.
Governor of the Central Province Maithree Gunarathne noted yesterday (April 10) that Secretary to Power and Energy Ministry Dr Suren Batagoda is responsible for the current power crisis.
Dr Krishantha Visenthige, a member of Viyath Maga questioned how the power cuts will be stopped from today (April 11) onwards? He rhetorically questioned whether the government was able to generate power in April? He noted that the government is expecting to save 800MW as almost all the industries across the country would shut down their businesses for New Year celebrations.
He also added that the government has made plans to purchase 200MW from a Turkish ship. He added that the price of a unit seems suspicious as the government had not stated different prices on different occasions.
He added that the whole scenario had made an impact on investment, export and the SMEs. According to him, the reason behind this is the inability to meet the demand and inability to take necessary steps during a crisis such as this.
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