Sri Lanka depends heavily on hydropower for energy purposes. The effects of a drought can be directly visible when we compare the hydropower output over the years. The drought conditions which prevailed in 2016 has had a significant effect on the availability of water for hydropower conversion. The following graph simulates this with the major three reservoirs in figure 19.
TThis has had an impact on the amount of hydropower units which have been produced. This will raise the question of power cuts as well as the pricing of electricity in the long-term production.