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The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has lost around Rs.6 billion annually due to the piracy of electricity mainly in certain areas of the eastern province, Minister Paatali Champika Ranawaka said today.

The Power and Energy Minister said that the CEB would not be lenient in taking action against those pirating electricity.

“This is an amount equivalent to the annual allocation for the Samurdhi Scheme. Piracy of electricity is done mostly in the eastern province,” he said.

He said that 14 per cent of electricity generated by the CEB was pirated in the past, and it had been reduced to 13 per cent. (Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)
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  • commoner Saturday, 26 November 2011 06:33 AM

    Its the rice mills in the east, they sometimes pirate electricity, sadly it cannot be fully avoided

    Aristotle Friday, 25 November 2011 06:24 PM

    Looking for a scapegoat?

    Dans Saturday, 26 November 2011 01:16 PM

    They could prevent people from pasting Posters but not the Illegal usage of Electricity. Very funny!

    Nodrog Saturday, 26 November 2011 01:09 AM

    The common folk, are paying for all these losses!

    Kenny_G Saturday, 26 November 2011 01:59 AM

    More loss due to bad planing.

    c.silva Saturday, 26 November 2011 02:12 AM

    Hello ! Its the over staffing at CEB thats the problem.Wake up!


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