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COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka has approved power outages for the 20th and 21st of September as follows; Groups ABCDEFGHIJKLPQRSTUVW– 1 hour and 20 minutes from 6.00pm – 10.00pm.

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