The vast majority are from the Kalutara District, CEB Spokesman Sulakshana Jayawardena told the Sunday Times yesterday.
Over one million customers were initially without power with the majority of the outages being reported from the Southern Province and the Kalutara District.
Mr. Jayawardena stated that the situation in Kalutara was still difficult as the weather had completely uprooted or destroyed many powerpoles. The CEB currently has some 650 personnel in the district repairing the damage and gradually restoring power.
“It can be quite dangerous work, and we have to be mindful of the safety of our crew when working in these areas,” he added.
Mr Jayawardena however, said the CEB expects to restore power to all customers by early next week.
Residents from the Kalutara District who need more information can contact the CEB on 0114-418418.
Courtesy -Sunday Times-