On December 9, 2023, Sri Lanka faced a nationwide blackout due to a main transmission line failure, as reported by the Ceylon Electricity Board.
Sri Lanka’s energy landscape predominantly relies on hydro power, supplemented by coal and oil. During the dry season, the increased demand for energy necessitates a greater reliance on thermal power sources.
The recent blackout adds to historical concerns about power stability.
This delay underlines the intricate challenges facing Sri Lanka, particularly in terms of energy security and economic stability.