New electricity connections put on hold

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Due to  a shortage in material, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has decided to limit new electricity connections.

CEB General Manager, Dr. Rohan Abeysekera cited the inability to purchase material needed for new connections  in the face of the prevailing economic crisis.

“This is due to a lack of material and the CEB is operating on a low budget to purchase the material. However, the problem has existed for some time and will continue until the economic crisis is resolved to some extent,” he said.

In addition, he said steps will be taken to notify the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka(PUCSL) in this regard.

PUCSL Chairman Janaka Ratnayakewhen asked said the CEB had not put forward any proposal in this regard and if a proposal was put forward, it would be reviewed.

By Thameenah Razeek