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Cabinet stops water rate hike

15 November 2016 04:02 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Cabinet has decided to suspend the proposed 30 percent water tariff increase, Minister of Petroleum Chandima Weerakody said today.

Minister Weerakody told a media briefing held at the Parliamentary complex that a proposal made by President Maithripala Sirisena to suspend the 30 percent water tariff increase was unanimously approved by the Cabinet.

The minister said a three member committee comprising Ministers Rauff Hakeem, Ravi Karunanayake and Dr. Sarath Amunugama had been appointed to review the water tariff increase. (Yohan Perera)

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  Comments - 9

  • Premalal Tuesday, 15 November 2016 04:38 PM

    I hope that action will be taken to improve the efficiency of the water board rather than increase charges. The same goes for all state institutions.

    shantha gamlath Tuesday, 15 November 2016 05:05 PM

    Happy news for the middle class.

    Selvyn Tuesday, 15 November 2016 05:08 PM

    This is the obstacle in good governance. However there must be consensus before the implementation. The best thing is govt is considerate via DM Android App

    Rehan Tuesday, 15 November 2016 09:29 PM

    Poor masses

    Lalindra Tuesday, 15 November 2016 09:31 PM

    Stop the wastage and hike the penalty for pilfering. NWSDB can reduce cost by more than 30 percent.

    Jamie Tuesday, 15 November 2016 09:34 PM

    Thats great news. Now all we need is the minister in charge of water to reduce the price of petrol

    Iran Tuesday, 15 November 2016 10:25 PM

    Is Ravi there in the committee? Oh no...

    modaravi Wednesday, 16 November 2016 12:34 AM

    one by one the budget proposals will be reversed.. this looks like the beginning via DM iOS App

    CitizenP Wednesday, 16 November 2016 05:40 AM

    What a joke. Ravi as Minister of Finance proposes to increase tariff in HIS budget and sits in a panel to review and REMOVE it!!! Budget is crumbling even before being presented!!!

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