Sri Lanka will not revise electricity tariffs till January: power minister

Sri Lanka will see no tariff revision on electricity in the foreseeable future as the government has decided to revise prices biannually in January and July, Power & Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekara said.

“[The state-run Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB)] has planned for an uninterrupted supply of power islandwide throughout the year with no scheduled power cuts. Currently, full capacity of available power plants are in use for power generation,” the minister tweeted on Monday August 07.

Wijesekara said a meeting had been held at the president’s office yesterday with the CEB and the Irrigation Department. Options related to ensuring a continuous power supply with no scheduled power cuts and the maximum water that can be released for agriculture will be shared with the cabinet of ministers on Monday, he said.

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