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Criticising the Government for what the joint opposition described as the lack of managerial skills which had resulted in the second nationwide power outage within a month, it urged the subject minister to resign if he was incapable of performing his duties efficiently.

MP Wimal Weerawansa said even during the armed conflict, the people did not experience these kinds of prolonged blackouts.

"This is a failed government which has disappointed people,” he said at a media conference today.

MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara said the government was neither responsible nor accountable to people.

MP Udaya Gammanpila urged the minister to resign because he had failed to prevent the countrywide power outage which followed the one on February 25.

He said the government could not solve the crisis just by forcing the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Chairman to resign. (Piyumi Fonseka)


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  • dilanr Monday, 14 March 2016 05:25 PM

    Ha Ha ha ha , absolute bunch of jokers.....

    Monday Tuesday, 15 March 2016 05:38 AM

    Appoint denesu as the electric minister and make money.

    onlooker Tuesday, 15 March 2016 07:04 AM

    Nero playing the violin while the ship sinks

    JS Tuesday, 15 March 2016 07:17 AM

    These statements shows the ignorance of these petty politicians about this subject. Nothing else....

    Mangala Tuesday, 15 March 2016 07:25 AM

    First find out whether it is sabotage. If so punish the culprits. Way things are happening there may be a hidden hand. Best way to solve this is not to give bonus this year to CEB employees if it happen again this year. Can the Government or the Minister cannot do watchdog duties on irresponsible workers?

    karthi Tuesday, 15 March 2016 07:39 AM

    Good Call but during your time this never happened.You all never failed to appoint commissions and still we have not seen the reports of many commissions.

    S.P.RAMKUMAR Tuesday, 15 March 2016 08:40 AM

    very reasonable request.

    lankaman Tuesday, 15 March 2016 08:57 AM

    So as per the thieves who took billions in commissions to build a substandard power plant in Norochcholai, the democratic elected government should go home because of a power blackout?

    Katie Tuesday, 15 March 2016 09:30 AM

    These people have a very short memory. Even during the Rajapakse regime, we did have power cuts. They are now crying fowl. Why should the minister resign? these are a bunch of jokers without a path ahead to walk on.

    Mohan R Tuesday, 15 March 2016 09:39 AM

    Guys you all are still in sinking boats

    CITIZEN Tuesday, 15 March 2016 11:11 AM

    Yes, they are all Honourable Men! They are recommending what they did!! LAUGHING is coming!!!

    RAVI Tuesday, 15 March 2016 11:34 AM

    It's time to come to streets, we're ready sir!

    kaboos Tuesday, 15 March 2016 02:08 PM

    How come veteran Dinesh joined these bunch of idiots!


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