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Cabinet briefed today

A Cabinet proposal to use electricity sparingly will be presented to the Cabinet today, Power Minister Gamini Lokuge said.

He said that the proposal would include switching off street lights for a pre-decided time schedule and reducing power consumption at government offices.

Accordingly, the Ministry has suggested turning off the street lights either from 6.30pm to 11pm or from 11pm until dawn. It has also suggested switching off electrical appliances at government offices to save electricity.

Meanwhile, Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila recently warned that power cuts for a period of four hours would be unavoidable in the coming months, if at least one and half-hour power cuts are not imposed from now on.

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