Island’s Hydro power generation falls to 11%

Thursday, 19 January 2017 - 7:00

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Hydro power production has dropped to 11 per cent, Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers' Union (CEBEU) head, Athula Wanniarachchi says.

He said this was the lowest recorded in recent history.

He added that on average the rate of generation of hydroelectricity is 34 per cent.

Attending a media briefing held in Colombo yesterday, Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board Anura Wijepala said that the board is faced with a crisis in terms of the supplying electricity.

Meanwhile, Deputy Director of the Disaster Management Centre, Pradeep Kodippili said over 645,000 people were affected by the drought in 13 districts.