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Ravi gets Cabinet approval for immediate power purchases

14 January 2019 10:25 pm - 30     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Power and Energy Minister Ravi Karunanayake secured Cabinet approval today to open tenders for immediate power purchases. 

Mr. Karunanayake told the Daily Mirror that he took steps to open tenders in advance rather than waiting till an emergency occurred. “In the past, there was a last-minute rush in getting tenders opened for power purchases in the event of an emergency. I want to avoid it,” he said. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 30

  • Observer Monday, 14 January 2019 10:39 PM

    The country can be dead sure that there won't. be anyhanky- panky in the deals!

    Sri Lankan Monday, 14 January 2019 10:44 PM

    This man is trying to rob the country again

    concern Tuesday, 15 January 2019 01:04 AM

    We all know but the leaders can't do much since he is holding the trump cards on every politician.

    Karu Monday, 14 January 2019 11:13 PM

    Now we understand why the power purchase of MR failed. No advance planning.

    Munsir Tuesday, 15 January 2019 04:29 AM

    Because MR had the power

    suresh Tuesday, 15 January 2019 12:52 AM

    Guess whos back!

    damithw Tuesday, 15 January 2019 02:23 AM

    This man is the , Dangerous THIEF : 2015- Jan : BOND Scam: 2019 : Jan : POWER SCAM . Jesus help Please !!!!

    Channa Tuesday, 15 January 2019 03:00 AM

    he has started the game again . Unfortunately people elected them again and again . We cannot go forward until we get rid of these leeches

    Bandula Tuesday, 15 January 2019 04:31 AM

    Ranil and his 40 thieves, why is this thief has a cabinet post and still in the party is amazing. Of course the media in SL is useless. If this happens in any decent democratic country the politicians wont be in power. In SL with media incompetence these thieves will get re-elected to steal more.

    kumar Tuesday, 15 January 2019 05:05 AM

    Hydro reservoirs overflowing, YET Mr. "Forgetful wants to buy power!! Ha,ha, ha, ha, haaaaa!

    Nuwan Tuesday, 15 January 2019 06:14 AM

    Good idea, but the devil's in the details. If he is intending to pay a holding fee to the power generation companies, that would be a waste of public money. On the other hand if it is an initiative to keep the diesel generation companies afloat during the wet seasons, how is it going to influence the decisions to invest in upgrades to the system in the long run to combat drought periods?

    Sunil Tuesday, 15 January 2019 06:25 AM

    Of course, we can be sure that he will rob the country at every opportunity he gets, with the added blessings of the PM. Both of them should be chased out.

    Amara Tuesday, 15 January 2019 06:54 AM

    UNP better keep a close eye on him. Otherwise, UNP can expect another crisis.

    Karu Tuesday, 15 January 2019 07:09 AM

    Commission businesss starts.

    DG Tuesday, 15 January 2019 07:29 AM

    It is a tender alright but publish quoted rates for the consumer to understand. Should not be confidential since consumer has to pay.

    RuwanL Tuesday, 15 January 2019 07:30 AM

    Here we go again! How much are you planning to make out of this deal?

    ANTON Tuesday, 15 January 2019 07:33 AM


    Ryan Tuesday, 15 January 2019 09:22 AM

    How much he is gonna rob this time ?Any guess guys ?

    sachith Tuesday, 15 January 2019 09:24 AM

    Karunka tender season-2

    critical Tuesday, 15 January 2019 09:50 AM

    Coming time is no good for us.Get ready with generators. Good time for Mr Minister.

    CS Tuesday, 15 January 2019 10:33 AM

    He need a another penthouse apartment.

    Haramanis Tuesday, 15 January 2019 02:04 PM

    The whole cabinet appears to be in the game now. Money collection for the next election!!

    Buwa Tuesday, 15 January 2019 03:37 PM

    He finances the UNP. Then UNP finances him back.

    Slay Tuesday, 15 January 2019 04:17 PM

    He has been given the license to Rob.

    Dalubanda Tuesday, 15 January 2019 04:44 PM

    I like to hear from CEB Unians

    Citizen Tuesday, 15 January 2019 05:11 PM

    Leopards don't change spots.

    Andiris Tuesday, 15 January 2019 07:05 PM

    He is a man with foresight and wants to avoid a last minute rush.The power producers would have made the advance payments already.

    Andiris Tuesday, 15 January 2019 07:08 PM

    He is a man with foresight and wants to avoid a last minute rush.The power producers would have made the advance payments already.

    Dperera Tuesday, 15 January 2019 08:38 PM

    How can anyone give him a minister position again?

    Gamaya Wednesday, 16 January 2019 09:57 AM

    Balalunta mee kiri balaganna baradunna wage

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