Jan 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s electricity regulator, the Public Utilities Commission has rejected a request by the power supplier Ceylon Electricity Board to curtail electricity supply by managing the demand.
The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) said it has decided to continue implementing the demand management program and informed the Public Utilities Commission about it.
Responding to that, Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission, Janaka Ratnayake, said that the Ceylon Electricity Board’s program on power demand management could not be approved. He also points out that the rights of the students sitting for the GCE Advanced Level examination this year will be violated through the power cut.
Meanwhile, the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka requests the public to submit complaints in writing if there is a power cut during the period of the advanced level examination. The Commission points out that the Ceylon Electricity Board has not been given permission to cut electricity during the exam.
Sri Lanka Public Utilities Commission Chairman Janaka Ratnayake further said that related complaints should be forwarded to WhatsApp number 077 56 87 387, fax number 0112 39 26 41 or to email@example.com.
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