Sri Lankans experience one hour powercut

[TamilNet, Sunday, 13 April 2008, 13:15 GMT]
The electricity supply to entire Sri Lanka was disrupted Sunday for about one hour due to equipment malfunction at the Victoria hydro-power plant. The supply had been restored throughout the island phase by phase Sunday by afternoon 1:00 p.m., media sources said.

The General Manager of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) T.R.Pulleperuma said the breakdown was due to a technical fault in the plant according to initial report.

The cause of failure, and the details of the backup procedure are being investigated, media sources quoted him.


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