Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera has issued an update on the power demand management in December.
Accordingly, island wide power cuts of one hour during the day and on hour 20 minutes at night will continue until the 15th of December.
The Minister said the Southern and Ella tourism zones will be exempt from the one hour 20 minute night time power cut from the 1st of December.
Furthermore, Minister Wijesekera said with the addition of the third generator of the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant to the National Power Grid on the 15th of December, all tourism zones will be exempt from power cuts at night while island wide night power cuts will be reduced to one hour.
Meanwhile, he noted that power cuts will not be imposed during Christmas and New Year.