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 ::
Local politico, four others arrested for stealing water pumps
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Cricket to support ICC match fixing probe
-- [4 hours ago]
Operations of two generators of Sri Lanka's coal power plant halted for maintenance
-- [5 hours ago]
Sports Minister appoints a committee to look into amending the Sports Act
-- [7 hours ago]
President tours flood-hit Chilaw area to observe relief operations
-- [7 hours ago]
Death toll from adverse weather in Sri Lanka rises to 20, over 150,000 affected
-- [9 hours ago]
Retired SC judge to conduct an independent inquiry into match fixing allegations
John Keells PBT increases by 21 percent to Rs. 27.63 billion for FY 2017/18
Government allocates Rs. 69 million to provide relief to people affected by adverse weather
India invites applications for Self-Financing Professional Course

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.