Wijepala said that he will step down after the power-cut which lasted for over seven hours affecting the entire country.
The power-cut resulted in a disruption to the water supply in several areas while other public services operating on electricity were also affected.
Huge traffic jams rarely seen on a Sunday night were also witnessed in several areas as the street traffic lights had stopped working.
The power cut was the longest experienced in the country in several years and it prompted the Government to call for a special meeting after suspicions arose if there was foul play. (Colombo Gazette)