Power restored in most areas

The electricity supply was restored in most parts of the country today, several hours after a technical failure plunged the entire nation into darkness.

The power supply was disrupted to the entire island around 12.30 p.m. and attempts to restore the supply took several hours.

The power supply was restored in stages around the country but in some areas it was disrupted again at night.

Water supply and internet services had also been disrupted in many areas as a result of the power failure.

The Ministry of Power and Energy has appointed a committee to probe the islandwide power failure today.

Minister of Power Dullas Alahapperuma said a technical issue at the Kerawalapitiya Grid Sub-Station has been identified as the cause for the power failure. (Colombo Gazette)