Consequent to the inability to run the hydro power plants to their full capacity due to the prevailing dry weather the CEB has incurred a loss of Rs. 3.6 billion from July this year, Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said.
Therefore, all consumers must learn to save electricity as a habit for their own benefit and the country at large.
Minister Ranawaka vowed that however, there will be no power cuts and every effort will be taken to minimize the losses through alternative measures and the Vidulka -2011 exhibition is one such step.
All these reasons are to increase the electricity rate very soon, we can expect just after the Local election.
Concerned Thursday, 11 August 2011 05:45 AM
He is going around the mulburry bush to increase the electricity tariff!
Minister Thursday, 11 August 2011 05:52 AM
If there is such a massive losss why waste more money for exhibitions?
chandra Thursday, 11 August 2011 07:02 AM
We are saving electricity by switching off, but street lams are on from 5 pm daily even in Colombo City
musthafa Thursday, 11 August 2011 09:14 AM
after you took over CEB only we have gor dry weather
Sitting Bull Thursday, 11 August 2011 03:20 AM
Excuses, excuses and more excuses uttered by the minister and we know where these excuses will end!!!!
Gayan Samarasekara Thursday, 11 August 2011 03:18 AM
it was a completely an artificial profit showed last year by the accounting manipulations of CEB. educated community already knew that CEB has to recognize the postponed records of expenditure by this year, and hence they should incur loses. it is not the dry weather, quite apparently.
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