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Tripping over the power crisis – an explainer

As Sri Lanka’s power crisis enters into its second week, leaving paying customers in the dark both literally and figuratively, the blame game is about to reach a fever pitch. This is a breakdown of the crisis.

Confusion reigns as power cuts continue

Despite the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) having officially announced its shedding schedule, consumers continue to complain of unpredictable disruptions to their power supply.

PUCSL to take CEB to courts if power cuts continue today

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has announced that it would take legal action against the Ceylon Electricity Board if it went ahead with power cuts today.

Public Utilities Commission not approving power cuts

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) says that they were not informed of the power cuts imposed by the CEB and LECO island wide from 18th march onwards.

Power cuts persist despite promises

Reports of power cuts emerge despite assurances to the contrary.