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Update: Electricity Board releases the power cut schedule
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The Power and Renewable Energy Ministry announced today that the three and half hour power cut has been imposed with effect from today until October 21st.

The Ministry in its communiqué stated that the power cuts will not apply to Colombo city limit, hospitals and industrial zones. 

Accordingly, power cuts will be imposed for two and half hour in the first slot and one hour in the second slot.

The power cuts have been grouped into 4 categories. 

Power will be disrupted from 8am to 10.30am and 10am to 1pm under the A and B categories.

It will be from 6pm to 7pm and 7pm to 8pm respectively in the night.

Under the C and the D categories, power will be disrupted from 3.30pm to 6pm and 3.30pm to 6pm respectively in the first phase.


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Here are the areas where electricity supply will be halted 8.30am to 10.30am


Kohuwala,
Nugegoda Junction,
Dutugemunu Road,
Saranankara Road,
Hospital Road,
Galle Road from Willium Junction to Fairline Road,
Allen Avenue,
Hill Street up to Nedimala
Mt. Lavinia,
Bellantara,
Pepiliyana,
Nedimala,
Temples Road,
Kaudana
Borupana,
Kandawala Road,
Medapara,
Apple Watta
Gonakowila Economic Center,
LECO-Moratuwa,
Angulana
Lewuwanduwa,
Awiththawa Road
Matugama Town,
Horawala,
Matugama Kalutara Road
WPS2-Millaniya,
Halthota,
Lagana,
Kannanthudawa,
Paragasthota,
Theppuwa,
Elamodara,
Gonaduwa,
Moronthuduwa,
Nuge Junction,
Nanduwa,
Kalapugama,
Thibiriya,
Maharekma Road,
Mawala,
Mestiya,
Watte Junction,
Habaralagaslanda,
Kandaudawatta,
Laulugashandiya,
Menerihenthuduwa,
Mahawela,
Thuduwa Road,
Bamunumulla,
Maragashandiya,
Pelpola,
Koshena,
Delkada,
Galge Mandiya,
Kinmanthudawa,
Atalugama,
Alothiyawa,
Kolamediriya,
Galthude,
Yatiyana
Richard Pieris Factory
Piliyandala,
Arawwala,
Makuluduwa,
Wishwakalawa,
Paligedara,
Mawiththara,
Miriswatta,
Kesbewa

Here are the areas where electricity supply will be halted from 10.00am to 1.00pm

Galle Road from Dehiwla Junction up to Mt. Lavinia Hotel Road
Madapatha,
Hedigama,
Batakeththara,
Suwarapola,
Karadiyana,
Piliyandala,
Thumbowila,
Wewala Gangarama Road
Werahera,
Katuwawala,
Bokundara,
Werahera Gangarama Road,
LECO-Molligoda,
Waskaduwa,
Kalutara Town
Kiriberiya,
WPS2-Kurusa Junction,
Niwdawa,
Arukgoda,
Mahabellana,
Bandaragama,
Kothalawala,
Kelekade,
Weedagama,
Wewita
Matugama Industrial Zone
Kethhena Water Board, Bombuwala Road,
Fullerton Industrial Zone
LECO- Kaluwamodara,
Aluthgama


Here are the areas where electricity supply will be halted from 1.00pm to 3.30pm

LECO-Katubedda,
Thelawala
Maliban Junction,
Belek Kade,
Wedikanda,
Attidiya,
Sirimal Uyana,
Saththissara
WPS2-Kamburugoda,
Gammanpila,
Welmilla,
Kindelpitiya,
Weediyagoda,
Gonapola,
Kumbuka,
Bandaragama
Palagama,
Halapitiya,
Ambalangoda,
Rilawala,
Polgasowita,
Jamburaliya
Panadura up to Bandaragama,
Ukgalgoda,
Waskaduwa,
Hirana,
Kalutara North,
Agalawatta,
Baduraliya,
Kukuleganga,
Athwelthota,
Kilinkanda
LECO-Payagala,
Nagoda General Hospital

Here are the areas where electricity supply will be halted from 3.30pm to 6.00pm

LECO-Boralesgamuwa
Katukurunduwatta,
Ratmalana Industrial Zone
Kahathuduwa,
Koraleima,
Weniwelkola,
City of Life,
Sunflower,
Makandana,
Niungama
LECO-Panadura,
Pallimulla
Welipenna
Pelawatta,
Meegahathenna,
Polgampola,
Pahal Hewessa
Aluthgama Mtugama Road

Here are the areas where electricity supply will be halted from 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Kohuwala,
Nugegoda Junction,
Dutugemunu Road,
Saranankara Road,
Hospital Road,
Galle Road from Willium Junction to Fairline Road,
Allen Avenue,
Hill Street up to Nedimala
Mt. Lavinia,
Bellantara,
Pepiliyana,
Nedimala,
Temples Road,
Kaudana
Borupana,
Kandawala Road,
Medapara,
Apple Watta
Gonakowila Economic Center,
LECO-Moratuwa,
Angulana
Lewuwanduwa,
Awiththawa Road
Matugama Town,
Horawala,
Matugama Kalutara Road
WPS2-Millaniya,
Halthota,
Lagana,
Kannanthudawa,
Paragasthota,
Theppuwa,
Elamodara,
Gonaduwa,
Moronthuduwa,
Nuge Junction,
Nanduwa,
Kalapugama,
Thibiriya,
Maharekma Road,
Mawala,
Mestiya,
Watte Junction,
Habaralagaslanda,
Kandaudawatta,
Laulugashandiya,
Menerihenthuduwa,
Mahawela,
Thuduwa Road,
Bamunumulla,
Maragashandiya,
Pelpola,
Koshena,
Delkada,
Galge Mandiya,
Kinmanthudawa,
Atalugama,
Alothiyawa,
Kolamediriya,
Galthude,
Yatiyana
Richard Pieris Factory
Piliyandala,
Arawwala,
Makuluduwa,
Wishwakalawa,
Paligedara,
Mawiththara,
Miriswatta,
Kesbewa

Here are the areas where electricity supply will be halted from 7.00pm to 8.00pm

Galle Road from Dehiwla Junction up to Mt. Lavinia Hotel Road
Madapatha,
Hedigama,
Batakeththara,
Suwarapola,
Karadiyana,
Piliyandala,
Thumbowila,
Wewala Gangarama Road
Werahera,
Katuwawala,
Bokundara,
Werahera Gangarama Road,
LECO-Molligoda,
Waskaduwa,
Kalutara Town
Kiriberiya,
WPS2-Kurusa Junction,
Niwdawa,
Arukgoda,
Mahabellana,
Bandaragama,
Kothalawala,
Kelekade,
Weedagama,
Wewita
Matugama Industrial Zone
Kethhena Water Board, Bombuwala Road,
Fullerton Industrial Zone
LECO- Kaluwamodara,
Aluthgama

Here are the areas where electricity supply will be halted from 8.00pm to 9.00pm

LECO-Katubedda,
Thelawala
Maliban Junction,
Belek Kade,
Wedikanda,
Attidiya,
Sirimal Uyana,
Saththissara
WPS2-Kamburugoda,
Gammanpila,
Welmilla,
Kindelpitiya,
Weediyagoda,
Gonapola,
Kumbuka,
Bandaragama
Palagama,
Halapitiya,
Ambalangoda,
Rilawala,
Polgasowita,
Jamburaliya
Panadura up to Bandaragama,
Ukgalgoda,
Waskaduwa,
Hirana,
Kalutara North,
Agalawatta,
Baduraliya,
Kukuleganga,
Athwelthota,
Kilinkanda
LECO-Payagala,
Nagoda General Hospital

Here are the areas where electricity supply will be halted from 9.00pm to 10.00pm


LECO-Boralesgamuwa
Katukurunduwatta,
Ratmalana Industrial Zone
Kahathuduwa,
Koraleima,
Weniwelkola,
City of Life,
Sunflower,
Makandana,
Niungama
LECO-Panadura,
Pallimulla
Welipenna
Pelawatta,
Meegahathenna,
Polgampola,
Pahal Hewessa
Aluthgama Mtugama Road


See the electricity outage schedule here


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Ministry of Power and Energy says that as a result of the failure at the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant, power will be withheld in all districts island wide except for Colombo.

The Ministry’s Development and Media spokesman Sulakshana Jayawardhana said that beginning today, power cuts would occur daily for one hour in the morning and one hour at night.

The Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ranjith Siyambalapitiya noted that power interruptions may occur due to the malfunction at the Norochcholai Power Plant.

The power plant, is responsible for contributing 900 megawatts of capacity to the national grid.This was interrupted as a malfunction occurred at 11.00am on Saturday.

Certain areas in the northern, north central and eastern provinces experienced a 1 hour power failure.

During a media briefing, Minister Siyambalapitiya noted that it would take five days to restore the operations at the plant.

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