The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) is the main electricity provider in Sri Lanka, responsible for the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity throughout the country. As part of their responsibility, they make regular power cut schedule announcements in order to manage the country’s electricity supply.
Today, the CEB announced their power cut schedule for today, Wednesday, June 16th, 2023. According to the schedule, power will be cut in several regions of the country from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Areas Affected by the Power Cut
The power cut schedule affects several areas of the country. The areas affected are as follows: Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Kandy, Kurunegala, Matale, Anuradhapura, Nuwara Eliya, Kegalle, Puttalam, and Ratnapura.
Reasons for the Power Cut
The CEB has stated that the power cut is necessary in order to carry out maintenance and repairs to the power grid in these areas. They have also stated that the power cut is necessary to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of electricity to all citizens.
Impact of the Power Cut
The power cut will have an impact on the daily lives of citizens in the affected areas. The lack of electricity will mean that businesses and households will have to rely on alternative sources of power, such as generators or solar power. This could lead to an increase in costs for businesses and households, as well as a disruption to their daily activities.
How to Minimize the Impact of the Power Cut
The CEB has advised citizens in the affected areas to take steps to minimize the impact of the power cut. These steps include switching off all electrical appliances and turning off the main power switch. Citizens should also ensure that they have alternative sources of power, such as generators or solar power, ready in case of a power cut.
What to Do in Case of an Emergency
The CEB has also advised citizens to contact the CEB’s emergency hotline in case of an emergency. The hotline is operational 24 hours a day, and is available to provide assistance in case of any emergency related to the power cut.
The CEB has announced their power cut schedule for today, Wednesday, June 16th, 2023. The power cut will affect several areas of the country, and citizens in the affected areas should take steps to minimize the impact of the power cut. In case of an emergency related to the power cut, citizens should contact the CEB’s emergency hotline.