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Press briefing of Cabinet Decision taken on 2020-08-26
The Interim Report in relation to the total power failure in the National Power System on 17th August 2020
- The interim report of the Committee appointed by the Minister of Power to examine and report the total power failure which occurred in the national power system on 2020‑08‑17 was brought to the notice of the Cabinet. The Committee has identified the non‑availability of a risk management mechanism for operations and maintenance and further submitted 11 more recommendations including the urgency of having a more reliable operational and maintenance mechanism for risk prevention. Further, the Committee has reported that the cause for the total power interruption on 2020‑08‑17 was due to a mistake made by the officer‑in‑charge of the general maintenance at the Kerawalapitiya Grid Sub Station, at that time.

The Cabinet further noted the information submitted by the Minister of Power, that an in‑depth study is being conducted on the matters stated in the above committee report and expeditious action will be taken to make aware the Cabinet of Ministers of the activities recommended in such study and the estimated investment required for the implementation of such activities.