(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Due to the dry weather prevailing in Sri Lanka, hydropower generation has come down to 23% of the total production, the Ministry of Power and Energy said.
Due to the rainless weather that has lasted for about a month and a half, the water level in the hydropower reservoirs has been dropping rapidly.
About 74% of the total electricity generation is from coal-fired thermal power plants resulting in higher cost per unit, the Ministry said.
In addition, solar power generation is close to 1%. Wind power generation is 1.2%.
However, the Ministry of Power and Energy says all arrangements have been made to provide electricity without interruptions.