Countrywide power outage in Sri Lanka due to a system failure

Power cut candle in Sri Lanka

Countrywide power failure has occurred in Sri Lanka this evening (December 09) due to a system breakdown in the main supply line, a senior Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) official said.

He said the CEB is investigating the incident and measures are underway to restore power as soon as possible.

UPDATE – 06:30 PM: Power supply to several areas has been restored following the countrywide power failure experienced earlier this evening, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) said.

CEB assures that efforts will be made to restore power to other affected areas within the next two and a half hours.

UPDATE – 10:40 PM: The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has announced that power has been fully restored throughout the country, just five and a half hours after a countrywide outage.

The power outage, which started around 5:10 PM today (December 09), was caused by a fault in the transmission system between Kothmale and Biyagama.