According to Deputy Chairman Mr Anura Wijepala of the CEB power cuts will be effective for 3 hours and 20 minutes each day for the next 10 days until the Norachchalai coal power plant is re-generated.
He added that a team including the Deputy Chairman of China Machinery and Engineering Corporation is attending the matter and it is expected to re-generate by the 28th of this month.
The power plant was out of order in several occasions.
Opposition parties objected this project from the very beginning citing that it is not appropriate to establish a power plant in this area. Both technical officers and ecologists too expressed their views in this regard.