Sri Lanka power cut: Entire country loses power due to huge error

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The electric supply to the whole of Sri Lanka has been disrupted following a technical issue in the transmission system, the Ministry of Power has announced.

The technical issue at Kerawalapitiya Grid Sub-station has caused a power cut for the entire island.

Steps are being taken to restore the power supply within two hours.

Sri Lanka is four hours and 30 minutes ahead of UK time, so it is currently mid-afternoon on the island.

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