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CEB GM suspects power outage to be a sabotage

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Ceylon Electricity Board General Manager M.R. Ranatunga yesterday said that the power disruption experienced in the country yesterday is suspected to be an act of sabotage.

He added that the CEB engineers are deliberately dragging the restorations activities.

The day to day life of the people in all parts of the country was disrupted as power failure reports across the country at around 11.30 a.m. yesterday.

Ranatunga said power supply was restored to key institutions including the Colombo National Hospital within a short period.

The power supply in the Anuradhapura – Habarana, Lakshapana – Athurugiriya, Kotmale – Biyagama transmission lines has been restored within two hours and arrangements were made yesterday evening to restore the power supply to the entire country.

A team of officials were deployed to immediately attend the power failure in the main transmission system.the power supply to several parts of the Colombo city was restored within few hours yesterday

State Minister Duminda Dissanayake also rushed to the place where fault in the main transmission line was reported.

Meanwhile National Water Supply and Drainage Board said that water supply to the Colombo city will be fully restored. Water supply to many areas in the city was disrupted due to the power failure .

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