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* No plans to increase electricity tariffs, Sri Lanka Power Minister says
Mon, Feb 25, 2013, 09:44 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 25, Colombo: Power and Energy Minister of Sri Lanka Pavithra Wanniarachchi says the government does not have any plans to increase electricity tariffs despite the increase in fuel prices.

The Minister has told the media that there was no plan to increase electricity tariffs although the Treasury has made a proposal to the effect in a bid to minimize the losses incurred by the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB).

She has explained that the government was aware of the adverse impact an electricity tariff hike would have on small industrialists and the overall economy.

She has noted that the best solution was to prevent waste and corruption in the power sector.

According to Wanniarachchi, the Norochcholai coal power plant would not be given to the Chinese as speculated.



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