Sri Lanka Experience Longest Power Cuts in 26 Years as 7.5 hours for third straight day

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Sri Lanka to experience massive 7 hours and 30 minutes power cut on March 4 for the third consecutive day. This is the longest power cut announced in Sri Lanka in 26 years. This is the longest cut since 1996 when Sri Lanka relied on hydropower for a majority of its electricity needs and the reservoirs ran dry.

Xaytime power cuts will be imposed between 8.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. and night-time power cuts of two-and-a-half hours between 6.00 p.m. and 11.00 p.m.

The daytime power cuts will be experienced from 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. for areas mentioned under groups E, T, U, V, and W. For these areas, the night-time power cuts will be from 6.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

Meanwhile, areas mentioned under groups F, P, Q, R, and S will experience daytime power interruptions from 1.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. The electricity supply will again be disrupted from 8.30 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. for these areas.

Power Cut Schedule via www.pucsl.gov.lk

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