Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka power authority to widen raids on power pirates this year
Sat, Jan 19, 2013, 04:20 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's power authority, the state owned Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has decided to expand the raids to nab power pirates this year after earning millions as fines from over 3,500 persons engaged in power piracy last year.

The Power and Energy Ministry stated that the CEB Special Investigations Unit had nabbed 3,569 persons involved in power piracy in 2012 and the total revenue from the raids exceeded Rs. 212 million.

The Ministry has added that the raids have resulted in a 50 per cent decline in the percentage of power pirates.

The Unit will focus its attention on power pirating in the redeveloping areas in the North and East, where they observe more incidents of power piracy.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Court orders joint opposition to limit march to one lane in Kegalle city
-- [1 hour and 16 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Cricket expands its support arsenal
-- [1 hour and 45 minutes ago]
New USAID Mission Director signals surge in U.S. development assistance in Sri Lanka
-- [2 hours ago]
Released Indian fishermen allege they were abused while in Sri Lankan jails
-- [3 hours ago]
Joint Opposition protest march is a 'political gimmick by bunch of crooks' - Minister Sagala Ratnayake
-- [3 hours ago]
Japan agrees to fund Sri Lanka's light rail system proposed in megapolis development plan
-- [4 hours ago]
Shortage of human resources is the main challenge for Sri Lanka's Health Sector
Sri Lanka Supreme Court rejects MP Wimal Weerawansa's petition
President briefs Canada's Foreign Minister on Sri Lanka's progress on good governance, reconciliation and development
Masterful Kusal Mendis steers Sri Lanka ahead

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.