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COLOMBO (News 1st); The supply of electricity to multiple areas was disrupted following an issue in a generator at the Kelanitissa Power Plant.The affected areas include Kotte and Mahargama.The General Manager of the Ceylon Electricity Board said the supply of electricity will be restored by 9 PM on Thursday (6), adding that 135 MW of power was lost due to the issue. .

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