Colombo Telegraph

CEB Installations Get Army, Navy And Airforce Protection

In the wake of fears of a possible sabotage which led to the over 7 hour long nationwide blackout on Sunday, all installations connected to the national grid of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has been given special protection by the Army, Navy and Airforce from 6.00 am today.

According to a statement by the Ministry of Defence, all installations, including power stations and substations will come under the special security plan.

On Monday, President Maithripala Sirisena ordered the Army to provide security across all CEB installations, after a CEB transformer at Biyagama burst, which resulted in the country wide power failure.

Separate investigations including one by the Criminal Investigations Department are currently underway to verify if Sunday’s explosion was an act of sabotage.

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