Operations at the Kelanitissa Power Station, which generates 300 MW of electricity have been halted, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) said.
The decision was taken due to the lack of fuel for the generation of power. There were no impending disruptions to the power supply within the day, the CEB spokesperson emphasized.
The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has assured that required fuel stocks would be supplied to resume power generation.
One generator at the Kelanitissa power station that supplies 150 megawatts (MW) of electricity to the national grid had temporarily shut down due to the lack of fuel.