Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Islandwide power failure, a racket to buy electricity at short notice? - Tissa

From The Daily News
The Islandwide power failure could have been easily averted if the government acted according to the report submitted by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), appointed by the previous Mahinda Rajapaksa government, said Former Minister Tissa Vitharana, addressing a press conference organised by the Socialist People’s Front at the Rajagiriya Dr. N. M. Perera Memorial Hall today.
Prof. Vitharana said the whole country suffered from the power failure on three occasions recently. He said in an effort to provide electricity soon, the CEB had entered into private sector electricity companies to purchase electricity at Rs 20 to Rs 70 per unit.
This could be interpreted as a racket to purchase electricity at short notice from the private sector during an electricity breakdown. During their tenner of office, computer software strategy was used to ensure continuous electricity supplies countrywide to control electricity supplies during breakdown and low voltage.

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