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Factory owners who have power plants have been requested to generate their own electricity from Tuesday.

 

The ministry of power and energy has made it compulsory to operate generators of private factories to generate their own electricity from Tuesday. The ministry of pay special allowance of 35 rupees per unit they generate from their power plants. The day time electricity demand has increased up to 45 million units due to hot weather condition.  Night time power demand has also increased by 10 percent. The hydro power capacity of the country at present has decreased up to 31 percent. Therefore minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya requests the public to use electricity sparingly.

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