No decision has been taken not to have scheduled power cuts or not to have power cuts in view of the ongoing Advanced Level (A/L) examination, the CEB Chairman Nalinda Illangakoon said.

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka yesterday urged the CEB to suspend the power shedding due to the ongoing Advanced Level Examinations.

He said that the CEB had not made any agreements with any other party not to have changes in the scheduled power cuts.

“Rs 4,100 million will be required to provide continuous power supply during the A/L examination period, and no statement has been made not to have scheduled power cuts,” he said.

“However, power cuts had not taken place during the daytime when the exams were held. If any interruption occurred, that could be because of breakdowns,” he said.

“The CEB cannot provide electricity without supplying fuel from the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC).

If the CPC agreed to provide continuous supply we can consider. But that also should be done via the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL),” he said.

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