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* Consumer movement urges Sri Lankan government to remove the fuel surcharge from the electricity bill
Thu, Apr 24, 2014, 10:24 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 24, Colombo: A consumer movement in Sri Lanka, the National Movement of Electricity Consumers (NMEC) has urged the government to remove the fuel surcharge from the electricity bill.

The NMEC has noted that the request is based on the fact that both phases of the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant are now functioning.

The Movement has said that the government must take steps to pass the benefit of the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant to the consumers.

Advisor to the NMEC Bandula Chandrasekera said the government, when introducing the fuel surcharge in 2012 had promised to withdraw it when the Norochcholai plant came into operation.

The plant currently adds 600 MW of power to the national grid.

The NMEC has asked the government to at the least, discontinue the fuel surcharge from next month.

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