The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka says no decision has been reached to increase the duration of the scheduled power cuts for next week.
Speaking to media today, PUSCSL Chairman Janaka Ratnayake said such a decision was taken after the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation promised to provide the Ceylon Electricity Board with adequate fuel stocks to generate electivity.
The Chairman also rejected reports on social media, which claimed that scheduled power cuts may increase up to 10 hours next week.
He revealed that the present dry weather conditions have caused a shortage in water levels at hydropower generation plants.
Ratnayake hoped for better weather, since the current water capacity would only suffice for the next 21 days till the end of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year.
The PUSCSL Chairman noted that they are looking at ways to reduce daily power cuts less than 4 hours.
He said individuals must refrain from panic buying fuel to reduce the consumption.