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Green light to increase electricity rates

2013-04-17 10:13:20
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The Public Utility Commission (PUC) has submitted its recommended proposals to the CEB today granting approval to increase electricity rates with effect from April 20, sources said.












  Comments - 46

  • Pluto Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:22

    So there goes to poor man the "Lokka" was talking about. Now the IMF dictates the terms. Waiting for comments (if any) from the patriots.

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    sss Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:24

    It is not IMF. Someone has to pay the loans for the mega projects. Hope those will bring in dollars in future. Otherwise people are toast and the ones who initiated them will be happily retired probably in another country

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    Pluto Wednesday, 17 April 2013 12:02

    Sadly none of these mega project will generate dollars. The only eat dollars. There is no investment on industry or technology. High uniformed labour cost. Bloated unproductive spending.

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    kan Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:23

    It is a fraud, depriving public of their hard earned money.

    Reply : 2       61

    John Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:58

    ....and for not checking the costly inefficiency/productivity & rampant corruption at CEB, which contribute heavily to the cost to us consumers.

    Reply : 0       50

    Ela Malli Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:24

    Thank you SL government..Suba Aluth Avurudak...where is the patriots?..you are needed to distract people from the real problems in Sri Lanka

    Reply : 1       55

    Ravi Seneviratne Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:26

    Suba Aluth Avuruddak Weva

    Reply : 1       34

    Wedda Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:33

    Another nail just on the forehead

    Reply : 1       33

    janak Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:37

    GREEN LIGHT TO CEB N RED LIGHT TO CONSUMERS

    RATA PERATA API WALATA

    Reply : 1       56

    RamUk Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:46

    rather than passing the increase to ordinary people should not give free electricity to public organizations. Or at-least recoup the debt on government organizations.

    Reply : 1       26

    Sarana Simion Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:49

    How about giving the RED Light to stop corrupion in these departments.

    Reply : 2       39

    hb Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:53

    government strategy is to encourage corruption and then recover the corruption expense from the public.

    Reply : 0       52

    Concerned Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:51

    Kalin kiwwanam niyameta aurudu kanna thibuna!

    Reply : 1       26

    Kaalakani Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:54

    So vote and elect these politicians again and again...you will be rewarded again and again...

    Reply : 1       52

    preya Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:01

    maxa ... still the people like the gov ... where is the patriots?

    Reply : 0       40

    Jagath Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:03

    Tomorrow some will create drama or some poor guy will be arrested to divert attention!
    Very good for the people who elected the authorities!

    Reply : 0       47

    Game Kolla Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:15

    Shocking news

    Reply : 2       18

    sobers Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:18

    As a mark of protest, use only coconut oil lamps or candles for wesak. Show, hoew it affects the masses. Why doesn't Weerawansa undertake a fast unto death.

    Reply : 0       25

    Jayanthaprem Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:18

    Ha...ha....hi....hi.....do you repent to have voted n sent us to Parliament for doing all these **** work???

    Reply : 1       21

    Migara Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:18

    ... how many Bulath Vita is this ...
    Absolute shame ..poor people have to pay for big once thamasha..this is "Bakmaha Akunu" and the thing is its striking on the wrong people ...

    Reply : 0       22

    Fusion Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:18

    Well done! Good lesson for a our "Patriots". Kaapan ithin dan...

    Reply : 0       33

    Truth Hurts Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:21

    ARE THOSE IN POWER TOTALLY BLIND TO SEE NOT A SINGLE PERSON LIKES THE INCREASE?

    Reply : 0       32

    Be fair...... Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:23

    Way to go.......... try one guy who voted for this govt.....none can be found now. Shocker indeed

    Reply : 0       27

    bimba Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:29

    NWSDB said that they arranged to reduced cost by increasing productivity and arresting leaks with unauthorised tapping. The result was no water bill hike. Why can't CEB do the same with eradicating corruption inside ( I know their estimation for new connection etc very very high)

    Reply : 1       23

    Janaka Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:32

    Ok now the goverment is pissing me off..

    Reply : 1       22

    sahdi Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:40

    KOHOMADA ALUTH AVURUTHU GIFT EKA.....!

    Reply : 0       23

    Shamane Fernando Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:42

    bala maalu kewanam windhawapan balalo.

    Reply : 0       19

    narada Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:43

    today Cyprus tomorrow srilanka

    Reply : 0       25

    Justice Seeker Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:46

    This is SHOCKING news

    Reply : 1       18

    AAAA Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:56

    Good, The best government , The best opposition , The best police, The best forces, The best government servants, The best secretaries , The best governors. All best enjoying good life, Only bad is the people. SLAVES, They are enjoying only if the people are suffering ,, they r used to that, that is their way. Where is our golden brain and golden tongue.. Bloody vote beggars, and thugs.

    Reply : 1       27

    Pluto Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:56

    Massive and unprecedented price increases. This is not only for electricity. Check you supper market receipt. Signs of an economic crash.

    Reply : 0       26

    KD Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:57

    off the lights, computers and go to bed!

    Reply : 1       20

    Grace Wednesday, 17 April 2013 12:04

    Be prepared to celebrate the next Sinhala, Tamil new year without light.

    Reply : 1       26

    Kodituwakkuarachchi Wednesday, 17 April 2013 12:21

    We end up paying for all the corruption in the CEB and the government.

    Reply : 0       28

    Nodrog Wednesday, 17 April 2013 12:33

    Taxing the people for the govt's inefficiencies is not the remedy. Privatize the CEB and other loss-making corporations.

    Reply : 2       28

    Eagle Eye Wednesday, 17 April 2013 13:37

    Happy New Year .......

    Thank you for the New Year present. Please keep it up. Is there another present for the New Year.

    Reply : 1       15

    ibnu aboo Wednesday, 17 April 2013 14:10

    this green signal red bills

    Reply : 0       19

    Amila. G Wednesday, 17 April 2013 16:27

    Hell , Only the ones who rob will be able to survive .

    Reply : 0       10

    Prince Panchayuda Wednesday, 17 April 2013 16:46

    "kasa kaarayo" are coming. stay tune for the real "perahara"

    Reply : 0       8

    ranjith Thursday, 18 April 2013 00:49

    PUC has taken everybody for a ride. What a waste of public funds for holding bogus public hearings ect. and doing what is on the cards.

    Ranjith Negombo

    Reply : 0       9

    Gnanavipula Thursday, 18 April 2013 02:43

    SUBA ALUTH AVURUDDAK WEWA...... Ohoma yang .... ohoma yang....... kela wenakota..... mara gena meramu....

    Reply : 0       5

    Prof Wickramatillake Thursday, 18 April 2013 05:10

    Subhama Subha Anagathayak (Avuruddak)

    Reply : 0       3

    mohamed Thursday, 18 April 2013 05:12

    rata perata api harahata

    Reply : 0       2

    Matalan Thursday, 18 April 2013 05:36

    Picking pockets, cheating, bribery and corruption are real necessities, don't you think?

    Reply : 0       3

    niku Thursday, 18 April 2013 06:25

    This is unacceptable, stupid thing!

    Reply : 0       2

    Pissu Pusa Thursday, 18 April 2013 09:28

    Ela Ela dan ithin Kala Waren

    Reply : 0       0

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