Last Updated : 22-08-2014 03:12

 

 
 

CEB to switch off 50% street lamps

E-mail Print
The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) announced that measures will be taken to switch off 50% of all street lamps countrywide with effect from August 1 in order to save electricity.


 
 

Views : 3683
 
SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend


Comments 

 
-4+66 # willows 2012-07-31 15:54
robbers and all sorts crooks will have a good time???
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-2+32 # Azmi 2012-07-31 16:06
it's good news for goods, bad news for ordinary citizens
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-2+57 # WarElephant 2012-07-31 16:10
and the crime will increase by 50% with effect from August 1st
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+52 # Ganja 2012-07-31 16:11
already 50% or less working, now another 50%, So Sri Lanka will be ghost street. again people don't come out after 6pm.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+37 # Sena 2012-07-31 16:12
What we are getting ready to conduct SLPL cricket tournement under lights for weeks.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-1+60 # Rajeev 2012-07-31 16:15
already 75% of the street lams switched offf in my street last 10 years!!!
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-3+43 # sha 2012-07-31 16:15
Who cares even you switch off 100%. Anyway our future is in dark
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+4 # citizen1 2012-08-01 10:25
Very true
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-1+38 # reader 2012-07-31 16:16
karuwale jaramare
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-1+31 # kolamba putha 2012-07-31 16:24
Excellent!!! Let's now walk and drive in semi-darkness and with 50% more accidents!!
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-1+20 # Just Another Citizen 2012-07-31 16:33
What about the crime rate & street accidents? We have enough sunshine, why don't we have solar powered street lamps? It will be cheaper in the long run.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+16 # lkboy 2012-07-31 16:36
people cant walk on roads. good for robbers and other criminals.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-2+22 # ravi 2012-07-31 16:46
But remember that there was a 40% increase in electricity bill ...
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+31 # Jagath Leanage 2012-07-31 16:55
Before swiching off 50% , switch off lights which are burning during the day time in our streets.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+20 # perera 2012-07-31 16:59
Let's organize more night car races
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+10 # lalith 2012-07-31 17:03
want 90% of street lights always offed anyway?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+10 # abc 2012-07-31 17:04
& Let's have more day night matches. This is more important than the poor peestrains, riders & drivers.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+12 # Punchi Sngho 2012-07-31 17:11
Already, more tha 50% of street lights are not on in the night. If CEB ensure that street lights are switched of during day time there is no need for such drastic measures, Anyway we are coming back to 1970-77 era and it won't be surprising if there are no street lights at all.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+17 # Vicks 2012-07-31 17:22
Wel, we need to save some money to run some late night street races under flood light, right?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-1+10 # ramkuumar 2012-07-31 17:36
Don't do that, just switch off all street lamp by 6.00 am. I staqy down on Sinsapa Road, Wellawatte, where sinsapa road street lamp get switched off by 8.00 or little early in the morning daily. if you take action on the worker who do switching off job, you can save a lot of energy.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+25 # Ramesh S 2012-07-31 17:38
Solar-powered LED street lights are by far the best and most cost-effective way to illuminate roads....
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+13 # Citizen 2012-07-31 18:32
True Ramesh,
But how do they get all the commission if cost is reduced?We might even go for solar at home now at this current electricity cost.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+12 # roger 2012-07-31 17:54
"Wonder of Asia" well the Top rich and The politicos under Gov Funded generators in there offices and residences after pocketing out from the mega power projects but the poor citizen in Darkness in all aspects
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+15 # Calistus Jayatilleke 2012-07-31 17:58
Beware, little girls and women. The "dark knights" will be on the prowl looking for victims in pitch dark areas. Another indicument for the thieves and rapists.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+14 # SL 2012-07-31 18:00
Cut down corruption by 10%, and keep the streets lights on for the whole year.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+11 # Trehan Munasinghe 2012-07-31 18:02
Govt. of Sri Lanka for God's sake this is 2012 start using Solar power for Street lights, its time you guys used the money your wasting for something good, instead of sending the poor Sri Lankan citizens to even more darkness...
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-1+6 # farieze 2012-07-31 18:08
its time to depend on God's light-moon
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+6 # CEB 2012-08-01 00:03
We are going backwards in civilization
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+5 # Citizen 2012-07-31 19:18
More rapes, robberies and sexual abusers on the way... Not to mention the casual murders that happen....
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+8 # D.E.M. OCRACY 2012-07-31 20:20
THE HAND OF THE GOVERNMENT TO INCREASE THE RATE OF CRIME AND RAPE...... WELL AFTER ALL WHO HAS COMMITTED THE MOST CASES OF RAPES BUT THOSE IN THE UPFA GOVERNMENT........ DARKER TIMES FOR SRI LANKA AHEAD......... NATURALLY THE ....
"WONDER OF ASIA"
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+5 # Kapila 2012-07-31 20:26
encouragement for crooks and Robers. How do you allow to play Day and night cricket..
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+5 # Minister 2012-07-31 20:56
This is what you call in Sinhala "Atheesarayata amuda gaheema"
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+7 # rumi 2012-07-31 20:56
first stop all day & night cricket matches being held now
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+4 # Minister 2012-07-31 21:02
Aascharised solutions of the power and energy minister!
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+4 # CHANDRAPALA 2012-07-31 21:12
Since this country is "Dharma Rajjaya" it does not need street lamps.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+5 # Matalan 2012-07-31 22:38
If switching off 50% of all street lamps countrywide is OK, why bother switching them on ever again? I suspect, the Govt. has taken this decision to get more criminals into their side.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-10+0 # Peter 2012-07-31 23:21
SL is better than its neighbor India half of which was without power for several hours last two days
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+8 # Hash 2012-08-01 00:05
Most of the roads does not have street lamps anyway
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+4 # Saman 2012-08-01 01:06
Ahooo mun kelinnema pissu ! This just like z score at the end people will go to sup. Court and then verdict will be given to on lights. By the way this street lights bills paid by tax money !
What we got to do is efficient management of resources which this gov. Lacks .
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-1+5 # sus 2012-08-01 02:44
This present government wants to bring SL wonder world in Asia but still cannot utilize electricty to whole nation. What happen to mahinda Chintana .What a joke!!
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+6 # Fair N Square 2012-08-01 05:45
1ST STOP THE USE of excessive lighting in govt bldings.. especially during the drought season..
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+5 # Surprised........... 2012-08-01 06:07
Knock off 100% during the daytime (I have seen lights on the Galle road on even at 12 noon) and you might be able to keep more lights on at night.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+5 # yapa 2012-08-01 06:57
A foolish move to cover CEB inefficiency. Assign patriotic citizens living close to these lights to switch on and off.I know an elderly gent on his morning walk switch off these lights. - A citizen
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+7 # Nodrog 2012-08-01 07:13
In spite of the monopoly if the CEB still cannot do its job properly it should out-source it to a private company instead of always making the public pay for its mistakes.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+8 # Nodrog 2012-08-01 07:36
Can we 'borrow' back some of the electricity we were supposed to supply to India?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-1+3 # abc 2012-08-01 08:34
@ Peter: In India it was an incident. Not half of India was without power every day. Dont talk like a moron.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+3 # bandara 2012-08-01 13:08
way forward to achieving the eminent status of Miracle of Asia.
Did'nt the minister say recently that we can export power to India
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+2 # lioen Jayatunge 2012-08-01 13:47
Inviting for road accidents. People cannot drive without hig beam
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-1+4 # Nuzrath Anver 2012-08-01 17:05
Switch off Habour light which is the brightest in Colombo Ciry
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+1 # Cha 2012-08-02 13:25
CEB can cut down on street lamps but what about the perehera / carnivals / exhibition lighting's?????? Who pays for this
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+0 # rumy 2012-08-02 23:45
Sri Lanka will never change if poeple will not unite and make noices, as far as people are silent, public will suffer for life.

public sould unite and boycott the matches to show the gov and the world about sri lanka's situation/development.

in this kind of situation, gov is building a huge sports city in hambantota , public tax money is worsted in unecessry investment.

contry to develop there should be honest and educated rulers in the contry. Here all are tugs and robbers.

way to go , even 2050 it will be same or worst...

I live in Dubai and every year I visit could see every thing same...or getting worst , no development.

country should consentrate on sports when people living standard are lifted , unless people of country do not have money country will never develop....who will spend???
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Sobitha Thera, Ranil discuss proposed BTA
JTUC protest
Mother blessed with triplets
Kelaniya undergrads protest
Sobitha Thera, Ranil discuss proposed BTA
JTUC protest
Mother blessed with triplets
Kelaniya undergrads protest