A History Of Electricity In Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s electrical needs took a hard hit this year. With daily islandwide power cuts as a result of the ongoing economic crisis, as well as power plants repeatedly breaking down, you wouldn’t think a country that established its first public electricity supply more than a hundred years ago would be so prone to collapse.

Sri Lanka has a long history of enterprise and resourcefulness in the electricity sector — the country was enamoured with the innovation from the first time it witnessed it, via a ship docked in the Colombo harbour in 1882.

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