Consumers shouldn’t be forced to pay hiked bill

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The Convener of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Joint Trade Union Alliance Ranjan Jayalal stressed that since the CEB has been robbed of funds by its own employees, consumers should not be forced to pay a 75 per cent tariff hike of their electricity bills.

He stated that it is unfair to claim that just because the CEB is running into hefty losses the electricity bill of consumers should be hiked by 75 per cent.

Jayalal stressed that the decision taken by the CEB and the Public Utility Commission of Sri Lanka is highly unfair on behalf of the consumers and asserted that the decision should be reviewed.

By Anurada Herath