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Breaking news: Fire breaks out at Opatha Substation

Deputy Minister of Power and Renewable Energy, Ajith P Perera says that the fire which broke out at the Opatha Substation of the CEB has resulted in the restriction of electricity supplied to several areas.

He adds that the transformer which exploded today is one similar to the transformer which recently exploded at the Biyagama Substation.

The Deputy Minister went on to say that the Opatha Substation is located on the course from which electricity is supplied from Norochcholai to Colombo.

He adds that this situation has caused difficulty in stabilizing a balanced national power grid.

What is notable is that the incident took place just a few hours after the 2 generators in Norochcholai were put back into operation.