During a press briefing held at the Presidential Media Centre (PMC) today (08), Kanchana Wijesekera, the Minister of Power and Energy, provided reassurances to the public that the government is not prepared to encounter any instance of power shortages. He strongly advised citizens to resist the spread of false information propagated by specific political factions regarding water release for electricity generation. He emphasised that such allegations are deceptive and should be treated with scepticism.

Minister Wijesekera’s statements were delivered as part of the ‘Collective Path to a Stable Country’ news conference, during which he addressed concerns pertaining to the power supply situation. He earnestly appealed to the public not to be swayed by political campaigns that aim to instil unnecessary apprehension about potential power disruptions.

Wijesekara further said the Cabinet has made a decision to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply to all regions of the island and to maximise the use of water from the Samanala Wewa Reservoir for electricity generation.

As part of this effort, the Electricity Board has already initiated the release of 3.5 million cubic metres of water from the Samanala Wewa Reservoir, starting at 3:00 am today (08), for the purpose of generating electricity.