Samagi Jana Balawegaya Parliamentarian Rajitha Senarathne has questioned the government on how it aims to maintain the power supply due to the lack of diesel at power plants, despite the assurance of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka that there is no need to impose scheduled power cuts.
Speaking during a media briefing today, MP Senarathne said there is a shortage of diesel at many fuel stations at present.
The Parliamentarian said the PUCSL and the Ceylon Electricity Board are making contradictory statements pertaining to power cuts adding no one is aware of the real situation.
He said diesel stocks at the Norochcholai Lakvijaya Power Plant have depleted while two generators at the Kerawalapitiya Yugadanavi Power Plant have broken down.
He added hydropower plants are facing a shortage of water.
MP Senarathne said Minister of Energy Udaya Gammanpila claimed the demand for Ceylon Petroleum Corporation fuel increased due to the Lanka IOC increasing prices of fuel.