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 appeals people to use electricity economically
Sun, Feb 23, 2014, 10:17 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's power authority Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) appealed to the people to use electricity wisely as a severe drought has dried up the hydropower reservoirs amid the reduced output from thermal power generators.

Deputy General Manager of the CEB for the North Western Province M.P.S. Karunaratne speaking to the state-run radio pointed out that savings from the economic use of electricity by the consumers can be utilized for the development activities in the country.

He said that the government is in the process of fully supplying electricity to all areas of the North Western Province by the end of the year.

About 150,000 households in the North Western Province will be supplied with electricity this year, the official said adding that seven consumer service centers have been setup in the Province to provide an efficient customer service.

Pointing out that that the government is spending a huge amount for electricity generation each year and the CEB has to use more expensive thermal power currently due to the prevailing drought, the official asked the public to use electricity sparingly.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka ranked 103rd in Global Enabling Trade Index
-- [7 minutes ago]
World Bank to provide US$ 70 million to uplift Sri Lanka's plantations sector
-- [1 hour and 8 minutes ago]
Health Minister launches an inquiry into a prison doctor
-- [1 hour and 21 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka state bus service receives record income during private bus strike
-- [2 hours ago]
Government mulls establishing an authority to regulate three-wheel transport
-- [2 hours ago]
PM explains phone call to IGP from Minister
Sri Lanka calls on Possessor States to expedite destroying their chemical weapons stockpiles
Korea Exim Bank to strengthen the connectivity of traffic network in Kandy
Sri Lankan government vows to take strict legal action against those who damage public property
Sri Lanka's private bus operators call off strike

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.