Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Hon. Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said that though a very few incident of power failure took place, it was able to manage supply of electricity to all other areas of the country without any interruption.
Generation Unit – 100%
Transmission Unit – 100%
Distribution Unit - 65%
All these unites operated themselves to the extent mentioned above. The minister expressed his gratitude to all the employees who cooperated.
The minister indicated that the action initiated without taking humanitarian needs into consideration which made the CEB employees refraining from the service in National Hospital negating the request by hospital authority shows the attitude imbedded in the minds of the employees to do strike.
The minister further assured that whatever the challenges originate, the action would be taken to maintain continuous supply of electricity to the public.