Sri Lanka holds talks on CEB restructure; ADB, WB, USAID, JICA discuss assistance

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Power & Energy has held talks on the progress of restructuring the state-run Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) with a number of multilateral and other development agencies communicating on the assistance they can offer.

Minister Kanchana Wijesekara tweeted Saturday March 11 afternoon that the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the World Bank, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) had informed the government of its intention to assist.

A roadmap and timeline will be submitted to the cabinet of ministers on the matter, said Wijesekara, adding that reforms that can be implemented before the final Act will be initiated the following week.

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