Power outages reported across the island

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Several localities across the country are currently experiencing a power outage.

While the cause of the power outage is yet to be identified, power interruptions began as early as 04:45 am in certain areas.

The Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers’ Union were scheduled to launch a 24-hour strike at midnight last night (08), on account that their demands were not met.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa later, however, declared the supply of electricity an essential service via an Extraordinary Gazette, effective from 08 June.