Jun 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's state owned electricity monopoly Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) said in a statement today that the water level of the hydropower reservoirs of the country has drastically declined to 25 percent of the capacity.
The capacity of the hydropower reservoirs is only 323 GWh now, the CEB said in the statement.
The drop in rainfall from the northeastern monsoon and the present southwestern monsoon are considered the causes for the decline in water level.
As a result, the generation of hydropower has dropped to 14.8% while the generation of thermal power has increased to 85.2%, says the CEB.
The Power and Energy Champika Ranawaka said yesterday the CEB incurs a loss of Rs. 54 per unit of electricity now.