Sri Lanka experiences temporary power outage after main transmission line fails
Sri Lanka experienced an island-wide power outage for several hours Saturday after a system failure in one of the main transmission lines, the country’s power and energy ministry said.
The power outage began Saturday evening and continued for several hours.
"Step by step restorations are underway and it may take few hours to completely restore the power supply," said the ministry in a statement.
Sri Lanka largely depends on hydro power for power generation, while coal and oil are used to cover the balance. During the dry season, the country is compelled to use more thermal power for generation of electricity.