July 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's power and energy authority, Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) says the power generation will return to normal and the power cuts imposed temporarily will end tonight.
The repairs at the malfunctioned Lakvijaya coal power plant in Norochcholai were completed today and the plant will resume normal operations.
The other one of the two failed power plants, Kerawalapitiya Yugadanavi Power Plant with a capacity of 300 megawatts increased its production to 200 megawatts yesterday. The total power generation will be restored by July 30, the CEB said.
The CEB suspended power generation at the Lakvijaya Plant due to a rupture in the steam carrying tubes Sunday and decided to impose temporary three-hour power cuts per day.
The hydropower generation reduced due to the lack of rainfall in catchment areas of the hydropower reservoirs could not meet the demand.