Sri Lanka faces the risk of power cuts after its electricity production slipped by 2 GW over the last two days, said the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), the country’s power authority.

Hydropower generation has been hit by falling water levels in reservoirs due to a lack of rain in their catchment areas. The country’s meteorological department predicts a delayed start to the south-western monsoon that brings rains to these districts.

The Chairman of CEB warned of possible power cuts in coming weeks, and urged the public to use electricity “thriftily”.

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