The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka says power cuts may have to be imposed until the country experiences rainfall once again.
Speaking to media in Colombo Chairman of the PUCSL Janaka Ratnayake said the duration of power cuts may reduce to less than two hours from tomorrow.
He noted the duration of power cuts can be reduced if the required stocks of fuel are provided.
He said there is however no concern regarding coal stocks.
Ratnayake further said 2,500MW can be generated with 5GW of hydro power.
Meanwhile Janaka Ratnayake stressed power cuts are not imposed by the Public Utilities Commission adding the Commission only approves requests by the Ceylon Electricity Board to impose power cuts.
He claimed certain factions are under the impression that power cuts are imposed by the PUCSL.
He added the Commission is against the imposition of power cuts and is in support of ensuring an uninterrupted power supply daily.
The PUCSL Chairman said although the Commission reaches decisions it is based on factors and data presented by the CEB.
Ratnayake added the CEB cited the shortage of fuel and water for power generation as the reasons behind requests to impose power cuts and the PUCSL grants permission accordingly.