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Sri Lanka announces outages following plant breakdown

IANS  |  Colombo 

on Monday announced nation-wide power cuts following a breakdown in the island's only coal-fired power plant.

The Power and Energy Ministry said the power-cut will be imposed across the country, but not in capital Colombo, Xinhua news agency reported.

The electricity will be cut for 2.5 hours in the morning from 8 a.m. and for one hour in the evening from 6 p.m.

However the Power and Energy Ministry said that electricity will not be cut in hospitals.

was forced to impose power cuts after the coal power plant broke down on Saturday.

The Norochcholai coal power plant contributes to a major portion of Sri Lanka's electricity demand.

The power plant had malfunctioned several times in the past as well resulting in similar power cuts.



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First Published: Mon, October 17 2016. 13:14 IST