By Premalal Wijerathna
The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) said says the water level at the reservoirs generating hydro-power have not reached a satisfactory level and imposing future power cuts will depend on water levels.
The reservoirs have recorded only 24% water level at present and it should increase at least increase up to 80% level, Vice-Chairman CEB, Anura Wijepala indicated. He added that subsequent to the completion of maintenance work at the Norochcholai power plant, the maximum capacity has now been released to the national grid.
Meanwhile, according to Met-Department sources, the catchment areas of Samanalavewa, Victoria reservoir and Rantambe have not received sufficient rain fall, and these areas will receive higher rail fall at the end of this month, when inter-monsoonal rains set in.
The Met Dept revealed the Kukulegama area and Hiniduma area have received rail fall of 62 mm and 44 mm respectively.