Oct 26, Colombo: A consumer movement in Sri Lanka has called on the government to reduce the current electricity tariffs.
The National Electricity Consumers' Association (NECA) says that the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has recorded a profit due to the monies earned through hydropower generation and high electricity tariffs.
The Association has noted that the CEB has recorded a profit of Rs. 2.5 billion through power generation.
Consultant of the Association, Bandula Chandrasekera told the media that the CEB had generated 5,000 gigawatt hours of hydropower in September this year, which has given the Board a profit of Rs. 3.21 from every unit that was generated.
The NECA has therefore called on the CEB to pass the benefit to the consumers by reducing electricity tariffs.