Patali warns Sri Lanka will face 10-hour power cuts

SJB MP Patali Champika Ranawaka says Sri Lankan may face close to 10-hour power cuts a day if steps are not taken to systematically import 2.5 million tons of coal to Sri Lanka at the beginning of September.

Ranawaka revealed that a cabinet paper had been presented to import coal till 2025. “They complain we do not have the necessary funds to import for a few months but are presenting cabinet papers to import for 2025 at once,” he said.

If the procurement process for coal is not carried out in a proper manner, the consequences will be devastating, he warned.