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15 August 2012 12:34 pm - 34     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Chairman Dr. Wimaladharma Abeywickrama requested all Engineer Faculty final year students and CEB pensioners today to join the CEB if the ongoing protest is not called off by August 24.

The chairman also said he had taken all measures to recruit 200 employees including engineers on a permanent basis with the approval of the Management Services Department while others will be recruited on a temporary basis.

Pensioners who are willing to rejoin CEB are requested to hand over their applications to the nearest CEB sub-stations. (Indika Sri Aravinda)


  Comments - 34

  • Minnal Sri Thursday, 16 August 2012 09:18 AM

    Why can't we bring the army instead of pensioneers and students.

    Helaya Thursday, 16 August 2012 03:14 AM


    Sri Lankan Thursday, 16 August 2012 04:12 AM

    Let all go home.. Good decision..

    Rohan Rajapakse Thursday, 16 August 2012 04:47 AM

    Well done Mr Chairman we admire your courageous decision

    Lobo Thursday, 16 August 2012 06:57 AM

    If the strikers don't want their jobs give them to others who do.

    Bawa Thursday, 16 August 2012 07:22 AM


    Victor Doki Thursday, 16 August 2012 07:23 AM

    Leadr Bahu still there but he is buusy .....

    Chathura Thursday, 16 August 2012 07:51 AM

    Since Universities are closed. This is a best options for undergraduates. Asscharya...

    SAP Thursday, 16 August 2012 08:13 AM

    Black Foot - the people know about the benefits enjoyed by the CEB people. They continue to ask for more..

    dayasiri thottababa Thursday, 16 August 2012 01:58 AM

    actually this will be a good dicesion taken by the government.
    if not all other trade unions could follow.
    if any body say this too a privious july incident. it also be a good lesson again. where are those trade leaders now. and where are the strikers. a good lesson for who goes behind any political party or icon.
    we are tax payers we are expecting a better service could they provide it at any cost as now.

    Sanjay Thursday, 16 August 2012 09:19 AM

    Pensioners and students who join - We will see you on strike next year for the same reasons. Join and at that time you won't have a Union backing or anything else and will be treated as bad as now, while the higher ups make money and get rich.

    Kadiya Thursday, 16 August 2012 09:25 AM

    Dr Wimaladharma's decision is correct and should be applauded. CEB engineers are not striking and unless they strike power will flow. Some minor failures at distribution level may not be attended by the striking staff but the impact to the country will be minimum. These strikers demand similar salary raise given sometime back to professionals which cannot be granted as they are already overpaid including their taxes when comparing with other organizations. I suggest the strikers to go back to work without getting duped by JVP lead union leaders.

    sach Thursday, 16 August 2012 09:46 AM

    like the rest of the country

    das Thursday, 16 August 2012 10:03 AM

    Simple. Just look at what uneducated politicians have done to the country.

    MOHAMED Thursday, 16 August 2012 10:25 AM


    leon jayatunge Thursday, 16 August 2012 10:32 AM

    Destroy mafia and get young blood to work. We don’t need strikes like universities. We need electricity to work.

    Ralph Anthony Kernr Thursday, 16 August 2012 10:24 AM

    As a supporter of the stick action taken by the CEB employees. I request the pensioners and students to abstain from sabotaging the strike

    Do not be Black Legs.

    Sumansiri Wednesday, 15 August 2012 03:27 PM

    Sri Lankan people are paying one of the highest rates in the world for electricity. Even then CEB cannot provide good service and forever making losses. This is an organization in need of drastic reform.

    Nodrog Wednesday, 15 August 2012 01:01 PM

    Too drastic action. What if other trade unions also strike in support?

    Citizen Perera Wednesday, 15 August 2012 01:21 PM

    Short sighted decisions, actions causing irreversible damage to the citizens of this country.

    mana Wednesday, 15 August 2012 01:25 PM

    This time Not July . August will be a disastrous month .

    lankaputha Wednesday, 15 August 2012 01:55 PM

    I am a Elelctrical Engineer passed out from Moratuwa, but now in Computer field, can I too join ?

    Dadoriya Wednesday, 15 August 2012 02:46 PM

    Sure you can. Only you mess it up.

    ceylon Wednesday, 15 August 2012 02:46 PM

    If all these strikes continues whole county will collapse.

    Jagath Leanage Wednesday, 15 August 2012 02:53 PM

    Pensioners and final year students, please dont sabotage their trade union action. These employees are not asking sky and moon. What they ask is wage for living. If you (pensioners & students) sabotage their trade union action, you will called as "Black Legs".
    See what parlimentarian get huge amount of salary, duty free permits,pensions,free quaters,unlimited petrol,free foreign tours,commission from contracts,bribes,you name they get every thing. C.E.B. employees, we wish you all the best for your action.

    Anil Prasanna Wednesday, 15 August 2012 03:07 PM

    I think this will have a huge impact but I think CEB and CPC should be curbed now or never... You can't let this people to take piss all the time. They are simply getting paid from tax payers money and holding them to ransom each time they need something more. I think these people should be sent back to beg on roads and give the opportunities to those who wants to earn and make a living.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 15 August 2012 01:03 PM

    Looks like there is going to be another batch of "July strikers" in this month of August, under a government which professes to be "worker friendly".

    Dadoriya Wednesday, 15 August 2012 03:29 PM

    Just a quick reminder, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates did not complete college. So why look for final year students?

    Sarneris Wednesday, 15 August 2012 03:42 PM


    Let this be a lesson for other strikers.

    If the pay is not enough in CEB why cant the employees get another job instead of punishing the entire country.

    Cecil Wednesday, 15 August 2012 03:38 PM

    How about the ones who took millions of US dollars in commission from Norochachalai project and the money and income loosing to CEB by constant power cuts. Where is the justice...Give them the promise the regime gave them or face head on collision.

    alushka Wednesday, 15 August 2012 03:51 PM

    why do not you recruit whole staff of Management Services Department too and see the efficiency & effectiveness, then you will realize what level of services provided by ...

    Kariyawasam Wednesday, 15 August 2012 03:52 PM

    Yes of course, but only for few days!

    Chapman Wednesday, 15 August 2012 06:16 PM

    Good decision.These unqualified protesters are well paid. They should not be entertained in any means. Otherwise more strikes will come soon.
    At the moment engineers are doing a commendable job to keep the electricity supply,showing good example to other government employees.

    moda paba Wednesday, 15 August 2012 11:46 PM

    CEB not profitable. how to pay increase? first saw profit.

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