6,500 households without power

6,500 households without power

The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy says at present, over 6,500 households are without power owing to adverse weather conditions experienced in the island.

Media Director Sulakshana Jayawardena said power outages have been reported in Kalutara and Galle districts owing to flooding and downed power lines.

He said over 3,500 families have been affected in the Galle district while over 3,000 households are without power in the Kalutara district.

Media Director Sulakshana Jayawardena noted that several teams have been deployed to restore services.

The Ministry of Power added that the general public can report all power supply interruptions, via 1987 or 1901 hotline numbers.