Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* No decision to raise electricity charges - Power Minister
Mon, May 14, 2018, 10:00 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 14, Colombo: Although fuel prices have been increased in the local market following the escalation of world oil prices, no decision has been taken to increase charges levied for a unit of electricity, Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said.

He assured that the government will continue to supply electricity to consumers at concessionary rates.

According to the Minister, electricity is being supplied to nearly half of the six million electricity consumers at a rate below the production cost.

The Minister was speaking during an inspection tour of the first local solar panel production factory at the Katunayake Investment Zone.

Minister Siyambalapitiya said the Government is making an effort to manage price fluctuations in the world market, while ensuring minimum economic burden on the people.

"Our endeavor is to provide maximum relief to the people," he said.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Thai Business Delegation briefed on Sri Lanka's Investment Potential
-- [5 hours ago]
Engineering Faculty of Peradeniya University closed indefinitely
-- [5 hours ago]
Special program launched to update websites of all Divisional and District Secretariats
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy arrest four Indian nationals with 36 kg of Kerala cannabis
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy rescues two Indian fishermen drifting in the sea
-- [8 hours ago]
Malaysia's Salcon bags US$ 17 million contract to build storm water pumping station in Sri Lanka
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Minister apologizes for statement regarding death penalty and wrongdoers in high places
U.S. to grant Sri Lanka Rs. 80 bn to strengthen development - State Minister
Former police OIC, DIG arrested over Lasantha Wickrematunge's killing granted bail
Adjournment debate on the New York Times report in Sri Lanka parliament on Thursday

Copyright © 2000, 2016 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.