Power cuts to be avoided during O/L exam

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For the sake of candidates taking the GCE Ordinary Level Examination 2021, the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has directed .the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) to avoid power outages during the examination period.

A total of 517,490 students will sit the Examination in 2021.

The exam will be held from 23 May to 1 June. It has also been decided to provide continuous power supply after 6 p.m. on 21, 22, and 29 May.

Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) Janaka Ratnayake said, they met the Commissioner of Examinations and Ceylon Electricity Board officials yesterday.

“We met with officials from the Examination Department yesterday. The CPC requires 10,000 Metric Tonnes of fuel in order to reduce the duration of the power outage. We requested that the CPC and the Government release the necessary units to the power plants by 22 May. We also need the water released from reservoirs to generate hydropower.

As a result, we requested that the Mahaweli Authority take action to restore water. We hope that appropriate action will be taken,” he said.

As a result of the preceding steps, students sitting the GCE O/L examination will be able to successfully prepare for and sit for the examination. A detailed schedule for limiting power outages during the exam period will be made available today.

By Thameenah Razeek