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Thursday, 09 August 2012 - 7:58
Electricity suspended islandwide today for 2 hours and 15 minutes.
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Power cuts of two hours and fifteen minutes duration will be imposed on 58 towns and Colombo City area today due to a breakdown at the Lakvijaya Coal Power Plant at Norochcholai.

Power will be cut for 2 hours and 15 minutes between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm at different times in different places. The towns will be placed in four different groups each of which will have its power cut at a different time.

Accordingly the power cut of the first category  will take place from 8.30 a.m. to 10.45 a.m.

The power cut of the second and third categories will respectively be implemented between 10.45 a.m. and 1 p.m. and from 1 p.m.to 3.15 p.m.

The final power cut will be from 3.15 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

The CEB said that the Lakvijaya Power Plant at Norochcholai had automatically shut down on Wednesda due to the tripping of the transmission line from Norochcholai to Veyangoda.

The shutdown deprived the national grid of 300 Mega Watts.

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