Whenever Treasury Secretary Dr. P.B. Jayasundera formulated something he always created a crisis in the country, Minister Wimal Weerawansa charged yesterday.
“He was responsible for formulating the new electricity tariffs,” he said.
Speaking at a function in Piliyandala Central College Mr. Weerawansa charged that Dr. Jayasundera was someone who created crisis in the country and the new electricity tariff formula which charges less from the rich and more from the poor was formulated by Dr. Jayasundera.
“It was P.B. Jayasundera who created this new electricity tariff formula. If he formulates something, it always creates a crisis. That is why even the Cabinet brought this matter to the President. He formulated this method and said it was the best method but the President has realised that there are shortcomings in this method,” Mr. Weerawansa added.
“If the expanses of electricity consumption cannot be met totally by the government, a reasonable amount should be given to the people. But it should be fair. When the tariff was increased for the people who consume less electricity, they become helpless, they will have to switch off all the lights and live in the dark. The tariff must be increased for the people who consume more electricity not on the people who consume less,” he said.
Comments - 20
Suq Madique Wednesday, 01 May 2013 05:07 AM
weerawansa trying to divert the blame and singing for his supper
Nodrog Wednesday, 01 May 2013 05:07 AM
Surprising he didn't blame it on the US.
Kingsley Wijesinhe Wednesday, 01 May 2013 08:05 AM
I am not rich but I consume about 215 units a month, so from next month I will be paying at the rate of Rs. 26/- per unit plus a fixed charge of Rs. 315/- plus a fuel surcharge of 40%, which will bring my bill to about Rs. 8000/-. A "poor" man who consumes only 60 units will pay at the rate of Rs. 6/- per unit, plus a fixed charge of Rs. 60/- plus a fuel surcharge of 35%, which will amount to a total bill of about Rs. 560/-. So what's all this nonsense about high users paying less?
surasena Wednesday, 01 May 2013 05:13 AM
The entire country knows that PB is secretary to the Finance Ministry, where the Precedent happen to be the Minister. It is funny that the Minster has no idea what his secretary is doing. WW , please do not be a joker.
Change now Wednesday, 01 May 2013 05:17 AM
I do not agree with Wimal always, but this time I agree with him. Jayasundere has treated "Electricity" as another tangible product marketed in the West. Buy more you will get a "volume discount.". This is typical of the fellows following the text book theories. Jayasudere is one of them in Sri Lanka. Similar guys have forgotten "Electricity" must be treated differently, because it has over the years become an "essential service" that falls under basic needs category.
ANTON Wednesday, 01 May 2013 05:33 AM
MOTTO OF THE INTERNATIONAL WORKER'S DAY, USED BY SRILANKAN POLITICOS "PASS THE BUCK"
Sue Wednesday, 01 May 2013 05:30 AM
WW If you're straight forward as you try to show and of course if you have the GUTS, go blame the President and the govt. instead of beating about the bush.
meenavan Wednesday, 01 May 2013 05:37 AM
You do not need to worry MR will give small relief....PB remain as treasury secretary...may day miracle
Lalindra Wednesday, 01 May 2013 05:37 AM
The President should appoint Weerawansa as the Treasury Secretary and resolve this crisis immediately.
dr Zivago Wednesday, 01 May 2013 05:40 AM
This is the past time of the present day politicians. they are captains of the blame game . whom are they trying to hoodwink?
Lemon Puff Wednesday, 01 May 2013 05:47 AM
Mathu Wednesday, 01 May 2013 05:45 AM
The problem in Electricity is High Consumption and High Cost to produce extra Electricity. In this context we must find the way to reduce the consumption by charging more to the consumers using more units to discourage the high usage. Electricity is an essential commodity and the charges should bearable by poor peoples. Therefore charge less for small scale consumers and charge more to high scale consumers to achieve the goal. But present scheme is encouraging the high consumers on the expense of poor peoples.
Ahamed Wednesday, 01 May 2013 05:55 AM
Nice ball pass Why Shortcomings are not solved before approving the proposed plan? Same way the news about the rock under the sea in hambantota port and the bird problems in new air port i request you one thing these kind of proposals and projects involve billions of money which is not your personal money so please take some time and plan accurately.
ceycon Thursday, 02 May 2013 09:45 AM
Upali Wednesday, 01 May 2013 06:23 AM
This man WW thinks we, the public, are prize idiots. How does a secretary implement his own policy without government's approval? PB may have drafted it but surely on the lines provided by his minister.
Ruki Herath Wednesday, 01 May 2013 10:16 AM
Fast till death Wimale! You would be doing a great service to the country.
RamUK Wednesday, 01 May 2013 06:49 AM
surprising you didn't blame to LTTE...
RamUK Wednesday, 01 May 2013 06:50 AM
all will need to sing for supper soon.....
Suq Madique Thursday, 02 May 2013 03:48 AM
typical idiotic comment from a northern imbecile
Road Runner Thursday, 02 May 2013 12:01 AM
Give relief to industries it will bring down the COL.
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