The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka has once again refused to approve power cut schedules directed by the Ceylon Electricity Board.
The PUCSL Chairman Janaka Ratnayake said he will not approve any scheduled power cut until the 17th of February 17th.
He said the measure is being taken in order to protect the rights of over 331,000 students sitting the 2022 Advanced Level Examination.
Ratnayake noted that any power cuts imposed during this period will be considered unauthorised and illegal.
Meanwhile, earlier today the PUCSL filed a writ petition before the Court of Appeal against the Ceylon Electricity Board.
Ratnayake said a writ petition was filed to seeking an order against the CEB from imposing power cuts during the course of the 2022 Advanced Level Examination.