Sri Lankans witnessed the highest ever electricity consumption yesterday

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The Ministry of Power and Energy says Sri Lanka witnessed its highest ever electricity consumption yesterday.

The consumption from 6 am to 6 pm was 47.4 gigawatts. Ministry Spokesman Sulakshana Jaywardhana says the average daily electricity consumption is between 40 and 42 gigawatts.

He attributes the increased consumption to the prevailing hot and dry weather.

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