Sri Lanka’s drought, failure to raise power capacity force nationwide power cuts

FILE PHOTO: Electricity meters are seen on a board at a housing complex in Colombo June 7, 2013. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/File Photo

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s state-run power firm has imposed daily power cuts for the first time in more than two years as a drought has slashed hydro-power output, highlighting the government’s failure to build new power plants, officials said on Monday. The drought has cut the hydro-power generation in half to 15 percent of […]

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