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President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today a subsidy on electricity billsmight be introducing by reducing the fuel surcharge after the new Thermal Power plants are commissioned in Jan next year.

He told heads of media organisations that the construction work on the Sampur Coal Power Plant with a capacity of 500 MW was scheduled to begin by July this year.

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  • MIC Monday, 22 April 2013 11:52 AM

    Another project to fill their pockets......

    Jayanthapremji Monday, 22 April 2013 10:27 AM

    Joke of the decade

    tarzan Monday, 22 April 2013 10:29 AM

    like the way he promised in front of dalada samidu

    kumar Monday, 22 April 2013 10:30 AM

    probably yes..... before next year elections.....miracle of asia

    amir Monday, 22 April 2013 10:43 AM

    most of the ppl might commit suicide by January, this guy gives a new definition for slow death.

    Yehiya Monday, 22 April 2013 10:40 AM

    Who will trust. Opposition lost to bring lot of no confident motion from speaker to Foreign employment.

    ramkumar Monday, 22 April 2013 11:07 AM

    I can remember, when there were protests for the construction of Norochcolai Power plan, Govt. then Minister told the media that if Norochcolai Plant start operation we can give current at Rs.2.00(Two only) per unit. What happened to his promise. What is happening now.

    Jawshana Monday, 22 April 2013 11:17 AM

    I dnt knw either laugh or cry! Better be a deaf and blind apple... :p

    MIC Monday, 22 April 2013 11:50 AM

    And close down Mihin......

    Rathna Monday, 22 April 2013 10:24 AM

    Make our blood boil !

    kit Monday, 22 April 2013 12:04 PM

    may be after the electrion right. this good for dumb idiots.we dont believ what this idiots says.

    Premalal Monday, 22 April 2013 01:10 PM

    You must build a power plant that works.

    Mohamed Hafsal Monday, 22 April 2013 04:37 PM

    They found the oil well but it was empty

    3i Tuesday, 23 April 2013 03:53 AM

    LOAD OF BULL YOU KNOW WHAT

    Matalan Tuesday, 23 April 2013 04:02 AM

    Oh yeah? Like the Executive Presidency you said will be abolished within ....? Keep voting for them folks, to get even more two fingers!

    Peraira Tuesday, 23 April 2013 04:11 AM

    Ohhhhhhh, there may be an Election in January or February

    citizen Tuesday, 23 April 2013 06:00 AM

    Ada newei Heta ,tomorrow never dawns.

    Amila.G Monday, 22 April 2013 09:53 AM

    If you write Political Jokes on Sri Lanka , It will be a best seller. But who will buy them will be the big question.

    Gamaya Monday, 22 April 2013 08:47 AM

    We can truly trust our politicians, after all they have delivered all the promises since Sri Lanka gained the independence.

    ThejaB Monday, 22 April 2013 08:47 AM

    tell us another one!

    SAMAN Monday, 22 April 2013 08:50 AM

    It is same like President previousley said we got the Oil from Mannar.. (in the Election time).. no truth at all

    Mathu Monday, 22 April 2013 08:56 AM

    Carrot before the horse. New tactics to fool the peoples and avoid protest.

    piyal samarakone Monday, 22 April 2013 08:54 AM

    STOP THE CORRUPTION IN CEB
    STOP THE CORRUPTION IN CEB
    STOP THE CORRUPTION IN CEB
    Once done it will start generating profits like Telecom
    without doing that how on earth one can put CEB
    burden on innocent public

    francis Monday, 22 April 2013 08:58 AM

    then defer the increase until that is ready, I will not believe as this is his tricks as usual

    Citizen PereraGame K Monday, 22 April 2013 09:07 AM

    Until then please stop lighting ,thamashas, racing car tracks,free electricity for politicians, and day/night cricket matches,

    MagodisThuma Monday, 22 April 2013 09:45 AM

    Do President pay his Power bills ?

    Jai Monday, 22 April 2013 08:30 AM

    what a joke......in Jan you will come up with new excuse. Enough Please!

    Rajani Monday, 22 April 2013 09:58 AM

    We are not fool to believe it. We can expect another increase in January after a break down of coal power plant.

    Hettiarachchi Monday, 22 April 2013 10:00 AM

    You do not have to wait till the Sampur plant is built to reduce electricity prices. Reduce the Cabinet to 25 members, take action against high level corruption, remove corrupt and over-age officials from their officers, stop useless activities like Deyata Kirula, limit foreign travels of ministers and others to the minimum required, etc. There will be enough and more money left to cover the losses of CEB.

    gayan Monday, 22 April 2013 09:58 AM

    may come or may not come....LOL

    MODA SINHALAYA Monday, 22 April 2013 10:15 AM

    Another broken promise?

    vikka Monday, 22 April 2013 10:23 AM

    try something new uncle coz we are fed up of hearing it :P

    Rana Raala Monday, 22 April 2013 10:23 AM

    NEWER ENDING STORY! Are you a President or what?

    fayaz Monday, 22 April 2013 10:23 AM

    well said


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