The Ceylon Electricity Board has decided to impose limited power interruptions in several areas of the country from today to at least until July 28th to conserve the remaining hydro resources.
Power will be interrupted daily for 02 hours and 15 minutes in the day time between 8.30 am to 5.30 pm and 45 minutes in the evening from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm in selected areas.
The CEB said that it regretfully informs the public that it has been compelled to impose limited load shedding due to the prevailing situation.
The CEB chairman Dr. Wimaladharma Abeywickrema said that due to the prevailing situation authorities had no option but to impose limited power cuts in certain areas.
Accordingly power interruptions will be imposed under four categories from 8.30 am – 10.45 am, 10.45 am – 1.00 pm, 1.00 pm – 3.15 pm and 3.15 – 5.30 pm in areas of Anuradhapura, Habarana, Vavuniya, Thulhiriya, Pannala, Bolawatte, Puttalam, Kurunegala, Chilaw, Madampe, Ampara, Trincomalee, Biyagama, Katunayake, Kosgama, Keleniya, Aniyakanda, Veyangoda, Athurugiriya, Pannipitiya, Seethawaka, Embilipitiya, Badulla, Nuwaraeliya, Rantembe, Ambalangoda, Deniyaya, Galle, Matara, Matugama, Panadura, Kiribathkumbura, Horana, Panadura, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Dehiwela, Valachchenai, Kotugoda, Sapugaskanda, Ukuwela, Hambamtota, Beliatta Ratmalana and areas adjoining the above.
In the Colombo city power will be interrupted in Galle face, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Vauxhall Street, Dickmon Road, Independence Avenue, Jawatte, Torrington Avenue, Horton Place, Rosmead Place, Borella, Cotta Road, Barnes Place, Ward Place,Town Hall, Dam Street, Sugathdasa Ground area, Grand Pass and Premadasa Stadium area from 8.30 am – 10.45 am.
From 10.45 am – 1.00 pm power will be interrupted in areas of Empire city, Bambalapitiya Flats, Havelock Road, Kirulapone, Mayura Place, Gothami Road, Ananda Rajakaruna Road, Maligawatte, Sangaraja Mawatha, Jethawana Road, St.Johns Street, Ketawalamulla, Messenger Street.
From 1.00 pm to 3.15 pm power will be disconnected to areas, York Street, 01st and 02nd cross streets, Chatham Street, Sir Baron Jayatilleke Mawatha, part of Galle Face, Union Place, Dharmapala Mawatha, Liberty Plaza,
Kollupitiya Market, Bambalapitiya, Elvitigala Mawatha, Ananda Kumaraswamy Mawatha, Punchi Borella, Dematagoda, Baseline Road,
Bodhiraja Mawatha, Sirimavo Bandaranaike Mawatha, Technical Junction, Port area.
From 3.15 pm – 5.30 pm – Crescat Residencies, NDB Bank complex, Nawam Mawatha, Havelock City,Wellawatte, Albert Crescent, Cambridge place, Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha, Wijayarama road, Baudhaloka Mawatha, Wanathamulla, Manning Market, Olcott Mawatha, Pettah, Kotahena, Alwis Place.
In the above areas power will be disconnected in the evening for 45 minutes from 6.30 pm – 7.15 pm,7.15 pm – 8.00 pm, 8.00 – 8.45 pm and 8.45 – 9.30 pm.
The CEB says that all its regional offices will be made aware of the interruptions schedules and public could get information from them.
Also the public could approach hot line 1987 for information.