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Future power cuts : Update from Energy Minister

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Kanchana Wijesekera, Minister of Energy, says steps have been taken to ensure the supply of fuel for power generation and industry.

He stated that a cargo of heavy fuel oil/furnace oil was settled for US$ 34 million yesterday.

The Minister also stated that the furnace oil will be unloaded today and used for power generation and industry.

However, the daily power cuts of 2 1/2 hours will be maintained, according to Minister Wijesekera.

He stated that the current situation will be maintained until the Norochcholai power plant is reconnected to the National Grid.

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