Awards Ceremony at which President participated interrupted by power cut


A power cut took place while President Maithripala Sirisena was addressing the gathering at the Wayamba Province Health Services Awards Ceremony held in Kurunegala organized by the Wayamba Province Health and Indigenous Medicine Ministry.

10 minutes in to the President’s speech there had been a power outage while the back-up generator has also failed leaving the entire audience in the dark for nearly 30 minues.

The Presentation of awards had also taken place with the aid of candle lights.

However, addressing the occasion President Maithripala Sirisena said that the health service should be further strengthened to achieve international victories.