Power-Plant Generators run out of diesel; Powers Cut reported from many areas

Power-Plant Generators run out of diesel; Powers Cut reported from many areas

Power-Plant Generators run out of diesel; Powers Cut reported from many areas

Written by Zulfick Farzan

13 Jan, 2022 | 5:32 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): Power cuts were reported from across multiple areas in Sri Lanka.,

According to the Ceylon Electricity Board, the power cuts are reported as two generators at the Kelanitissa Power Plant have run out of Diesel.

300 MegaWatts of power were lost from the National Grid as a result of this and power cuts are likely in certain areas, in the nighttime as well, Additional General Manager Andrew Nawamuni, the spokesperson of the Ceylon Electricity Board told News 1st. 

Andrew Nawamuni went onto note that although two ships carrying Diesel required for the operations at the Power Plant have arrived at the Colombo Port, payment must be made to the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation to obtain the Diesel on board the vessels.

He pointed out that the Central Bank of Sri Lanka should take the necessary steps in this regard.

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