Strong Objections To Moves To Increase CEB Tariffs

(MENAFN- Colombo Gazette)

Strong objections were raised in Parliament today over moves to increase tariffs by the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB).

Government and Opposition MPs raised concerns in Parliament today over the move.

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa said that the public have been“electrocuted” by the move.

He said the public will not be able to cope with a price increase.

MP Wimal Weerawansa said that the move to increase the CEB tariffs is part of moves to cover past losses.

He said that this will have a serious impact on local industries.

The Government said that the matter will be discussed by the Cabinet.

Minister Susil Premajayantha said that a final decision has not been taken on the matter. (Colombo Gazette)


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