A girl reads a book in candlelight in Colombo. File photo: AFPA girl reads a book in candlelight in Colombo. File photo: AFP
A girl reads a book in candlelight in Colombo. File photo: AFP

Sri Lanka cuts power for 21 million people after Chinese-built coal generator trips

  • A ‘technical fault’ caused the Lakvijaya Power Station, which generates almost one-third of Sri Lanka’s electricity, to crash
  • The country will turn off power for a few hours a day until the power plant is reconnected, a process which will take days

Topic |   Sri Lanka
A girl reads a book in candlelight in Colombo. File photo: AFPA girl reads a book in candlelight in Colombo. File photo: AFP
A girl reads a book in candlelight in Colombo. File photo: AFP
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