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President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the Ceylon Electricity Board to extend the earlier maintained relief pricing formula up to the first 120 units to its users, Government Information Department  reported.

In his Budget speech the President said –

"We have already prevented power cuts and made electricity available almost to everybody. There is a cost to all these luxuries.

Therefore I propose to make a revision to the electricity tariff structure from January 2011. I propose to reduce tariff by 25 percent to religious places, government hospitals, schools, vocational training institutions and universities. The present tariff rate will continue for small businesses and SMEs.

I propose an 8 percent increase in tariff for other users except for the first 90 units".




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  • rata wasiya Tuesday, 28 December 2010 12:11 PM

    EVERY ONE SHOULD BOYCOT CEB FOR SIX MONTHS.THEN THEY WILL UNDUSTAND.DONT USE ELECTRICITY FROM CEB.WE WILL FIX OUR OWN GENERATORS.WE WILL PUNISHTHEM.

    Sudu Hamine Tuesday, 28 December 2010 12:23 PM

    Never mind floods aney. If raining everyday with thunder and lightening only we can reduce our electricity bill. No need of fans to sleep and no TV when thundering, ney.

    nadeesha Tuesday, 28 December 2010 12:31 PM

    Thank You

    Konde bendapu china Tuesday, 28 December 2010 09:07 AM

    Some thing is better than nothing

    Ombudsman Tuesday, 28 December 2010 09:10 AM

    Great news, 90 units was nothing; now, people could use their TV sets without fear (of end- of- month BIG E- bill), as it is the only entertainment left.

    Potta Harry Tuesday, 28 December 2010 09:17 AM

    Budget deficit will increase and how Government going to find loss revenue.....will there be any new tax or rate revision???

    Hash Tuesday, 28 December 2010 09:18 AM

    Electricity board - fail

    mohamed Tuesday, 28 December 2010 09:25 AM

    when cost of living will be reduced in this country? people of this country looking at the closely.

    Tissa Tuesday, 28 December 2010 09:23 AM

    How ever as peoples's presedent MR taken a good decision, this will be benifited to majority of poor people, we appriciate people's decision,

    backstreet boy Tuesday, 28 December 2010 09:33 AM

    first the people cry for relief, when relief is given you crying about deficit... people like you can never be happy in life !!!

    Mahi Tuesday, 28 December 2010 09:37 AM

    Electricity Board must make sure that they check the meters exactly 30 days for the billing. Sometimes they come 10th of this month and 14th of next month, this way it will be unfair for the consumers as the period of billing will be more than 30 days and units will be vary.

    backstreet boy Tuesday, 28 December 2010 09:38 AM

    also its better if the President also removed the additional tax imposed for residents using a fridge..because that does not make any sense. The Ministry of power and energy should promote Solar in residential areas for street and garden lighting

    B.B. Marasingha Tuesday, 28 December 2010 09:33 AM

    Jayaveva.

    poor people Tuesday, 28 December 2010 09:43 AM

    Champika naughty, Mahinda good

    srilankan boy Tuesday, 28 December 2010 09:41 AM

    does anybody know the price list versus unit list?? They just give the bill, even in the bill no break through. No way of checking price structure in the web even!!!

    M.R.Percige_Putha Tuesday, 28 December 2010 09:58 AM

    Why should the president of the country give the direction??
    What are the other jokers doing???

    Ruwan Ferdinandez Tuesday, 28 December 2010 10:04 AM

    I once caught the guy making false readings as well.

    from coal plant Tuesday, 28 December 2010 10:05 AM

    complements of the season.

    yo Saturday, 29 January 2011 03:42 AM

    for a day people need 9 units . without luxuary then into 30 days then it will be 270 units per months atleast increase this units upto 250 units

    Mohamed Zahran Tuesday, 28 December 2010 10:24 AM

    Electricity tariff – Oh! some relief


    We are only too glad to know that President has instructed Electricity Board to extend the earlier maintained relief pricing formula upto first 120 units to electricity users. Isn’t it some relief that His Excellency who understands the hardships of the masses to issue the above directive? The media did play a major role in highlighting the views and comments of the people on the increased tariff, by publishing it in the ‘Letters to the Editor/ Opinion” column where it was clearly pinpointed that even a small family using electricity thriftily will find it difficult to foot the bill. We should thank both the media and the president who was quick enough to rescind the intended tariff.





    Mohamed Zahran

    Colombo 3.

    upul Tuesday, 28 December 2010 10:25 AM

    Getting ready for Local Govt elections???

    Sanjaya Tuesday, 28 December 2010 10:29 AM

    Giood decision. NOw at least the children can read books at night without thinking of the cost of electricity. Otherwise we would have a blind nation soon.

    Yehiya-Doha Tuesday, 28 December 2010 10:36 AM

    First think the industries.

    Cheena Pattas Tuesday, 28 December 2010 10:43 AM

    Looks like the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing.

    Ananda J Tuesday, 28 December 2010 10:38 AM

    There will be reduction in allocated money to Education/Health to cover up the lost revenue from this decision. When presenting budget all things should be planned. Don't think this is just a relief at no cost.

    Tissa Tuesday, 28 December 2010 10:49 AM

    This is a good decision, but we have see the way of making CEB as profit making org, otherwise again poor people have to pay the lose as a tax, why the minister Ranawaka did not proposed this until MR, Minister's role should be the giviong relife to the masses while developing the CEB as profit .

    Rajitha Tuesday, 28 December 2010 10:52 AM

    why don't you just shoot urself?

    Tissa Tuesday, 28 December 2010 10:52 AM

    how ever there should be a long term plan to this electricity price, minimize the lose and the tax burden on this to the people.

    Ran banda Tuesday, 28 December 2010 10:46 AM

    well said good point

    Wara Tuesday, 28 December 2010 10:49 AM

    Very good news. I'm around 120 units !!

    WADU Tuesday, 28 December 2010 11:07 AM

    Even with electricity rates lower i think we will become a blind nation or we are already a blind nation
    we will certainly become a dumb nation .considering the way they are conducting (muddling) the eduction system in our country. we just have to check the decreasing pass rates in our O/L results.
    Maybe the politicians wants it to be that way...........
    so they can fool our people more

    citizen1 Tuesday, 28 December 2010 07:19 PM

    this is because they are afraid that unp is going to make a comeback.

    tharanga Tuesday, 28 December 2010 11:38 AM

    yes. GOOD MOVE Innocent public is not responsible any more for the losses of CEB due to their inefficiency. we have been in a black price market for a long time. now we have got rid. sathutui

    malkanthi Tuesday, 28 December 2010 11:40 AM

    When Hydro power, coal power, wind power all powers are available, and no scarcity for electricity, why more pressure on consumers??

    anemagekata Tuesday, 28 December 2010 11:55 AM

    Other countries hold exams to pass the children.
    In Sri Lanka they hold exams with the sole intention of failing the maximum.


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