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Switch off bill-board lighting during drought: MS

20 January 2017 03:59 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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President Maithripala Sirisena today requested private business establishments to switch off the lights used for promotion and beautification purposes in a bid to save electricity.

He said it was everyone’s responsibility to conserve electricity ahead of a likely energy crisis resulting from the prolonged drought.

The President said a considerable amount of electricity were wasted to light up bill boards and other decorative units at night and requested them to switch them off till the drought ended.

  Comments - 6

  • Haramanis Saturday, 21 January 2017 09:33 AM

    Yes yes Mr President - lets go right back to the kuppi lampuwa days. Well done!!!

    Desmond Jeromme Saturday, 21 January 2017 12:41 PM

    No one can blame our President. He is not the cause for the drought, its the nature and it is in the hands of God.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Saturday, 21 January 2017 12:42 PM

    Sir, we can do so, but if our business drops will you give some compensation thereafter?

    Coconut Republic Friday, 20 January 2017 04:21 PM

    You are talking perfect sense! A true practical action

    vithura Friday, 20 January 2017 04:44 PM

    President is absolutely right, we as a society should live in unison with nature. Sports events with floodlights etc should also be abandoned in favour of hosting these during daylight.

    Citizen Ash Sunday, 22 January 2017 04:14 PM

    Apartmentbldg should have solar panels to sustain the common area energy consmptn - Make it a rule.. via DM Android App


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