Power cuts illegal
Co-government spokesperson and State Minister for Power and Renewable Energy Mahindananda Aluthgamage revealed that the Ceylon Electricity Board had incurred a combined loss of nearly 200 billion rupees owing to the Yahapalana government’s decision to abstain from paying off loans during the last three years.
This he said had come to light when a committee chaired by the Secretary to his ministry had inquired into the recent power outages which took place in many parts of Colombo for two hours on the 3rd of this month.
“When we inquired into the sporadic power outages which lasted over two hours on the 3rd, I was informed that due to the non-payment of monies the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation amounting to 84 billion by the end of 2019,” he said. “This power outage is illegal and committee has been tasked by the President to investigate the causes.”
Minister Aluthgamage said that during a meeting with the President today, the President had advised that “under no circumstances should there be any power cuts in future.”
“The reason given for the recent power outage is both unacceptable and invalid. We are investigating to see if this was an act of sabotage.” he said.
(Source: Daily News – By Rukshana Rizwie)
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Since 2015 when this rotten Yahapalanayas took over, there have been an exponentially higher power cuts in the island resulting in colossal damage to vital sectors of the economy including manufacturing industry and also tourism. By and by it was becoming clear that these power cuts were fake as there was a “electricity mafia” operating in the country – with not only full awareness and blessings of, but worse, some big-wigs of that rotten Yahapalanaya regime ‘being in the pocket’ of that mafia and they, collectively made hefty profits through these fake power shortages by selling their ‘private electricity’ to CEB!
These scumbags are today living in palatial mansions, with even properties purchased abroad and their children all being educated in the best of the best institutions in the west!
Gota Prez GOSL, please carry out a thorough inquiry into this national scandal from 2015-2019 – basically no different to the CB Bond Scam that happened during that time – and punish the guilty with no mercy whatsoever!
During that time I have had first hand accounts from tourists to SriLanka who said they will never visit Sri Lanka again due to being stranded in various places throughout the island without power – meaning no AC, no fans, no hot-water, no-swimming pool (pumps/motors not working), no Wifi, etc. etc.