CID to probe power outage during President’s swearing-in ceremony
The CID has been entrusted with the investigation into the power outage at the Parliament complex during the swearing-in ceremony of President Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Wickremesinghe was being sworn-in as the eighth Executive President yesterday and it was scheduled to be broadcast live by Independent Television Network (ITN) and broadcast simultaneously by other television channels.
The live broadcast stopped soon after the President entered the Parliament complex.
It was later reported that the live broadcast was stopped due to a power outage in the Parliament complex.
The generators switch on automatically within two minutes and it is reported that the power was out for about ten minutes at the time of the swearing in of the President.As a result the live coverage of the swearing in ceremony was disrupted.