It is mandatory for factories to use generators from tomorrow because of the prevailing dry weather resulting in a power shortage, Power and Renewable Energy Ministry announced today.
Media Spokesman Pathum Pasqual said morethan 250 private power-suppliers have registered with the ministry and are able to supply some 500 megawatts of electricity to the national grid.
He said ministry has agreed to pay Rs.36 for a unit of electricity with the generators being used from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Mr. Pasqual said this would continue until the dry weather eases. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)
Saranga Monday, 1 May 2017 14:25
Awesome...more FDI will come with the land can not even provide reliable power
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Lal Monday, 1 May 2017 15:50
But MR fans are against building LNG power plants by India and Japan saying its "selling the country"
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Kale Monday, 1 May 2017 21:25
Lal, MR is against it as his family won't get any lucrative 'commissions' as he is out of power.
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Kale Monday, 1 May 2017 15:26
Pay 36, charge up to 45.Easy money for the over-priced electricity the CEB has.
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Lal Monday, 1 May 2017 15:51
This is what MR supporters want. They are against the LNG terminal so SL will face a major power crisis
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Saraprobe Monday, 1 May 2017 15:53
Privatize incompetent monopoly CEB and will bear results telecom sector alike
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Charles Monday, 1 May 2017 23:16
The GOVT should authorize state banks to grant interest free loans for the purchase of generators for factories. via DM iOS App
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