“Restoration of the disrupted power supply in Southern Province in a very short term is commendable …… “
“The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has spent more than Rs. 84 Million on restoration of power supply for 75,000 families which power was disrupted…”
Minister of Power, Energy and Business Development
Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of Power, Energy and Business Development emphasizes that “it is commendable that the employees of CEB headed by the Deputy General Manager of Southern Province, CEB were able to restore power for around 174,000 damaged due to the natural disaster occurred due to bad climate in Southern Province on 19th within a very short term of 5 days. CEB is always criticized by the public in general. However, the great service of the CEB of Southern Province must be appreciated.”
The Minister expressed these views when he met the Deputy General Manager of Southern Province and other relevant officials at the Ministry of Power, Energy and Business Development recently. The Minister extended his thanks to the relevant officials for the immediate restoration of power systems affected due to recent environmental disaster in Southern Province”
Minister Karunanayake further added that….
“I introduced an insurance scheme to face this kind of natural disasters when I was the Minister of Finance. CEB also could use that insurance scheme at this situation. I make this opportunity to pay my gratitude to the Deputy General Manager of CEB Southern province and his team for their efficient service. This is how we should protect the customer while delivering service. “
The staff of CEB, Southern Province headed by the Deputy General Manager could restore the power disruptions occurred in Southern Province due to the bad climate on 19th July. Due to this natural catastrophe the seven areas Ambalangoda, Baddegama, Galle, Hambantota, Matara, Tangalle and Akuressa were severely damaged.
Due to this natural disaster 39,310 wires which have been connected from the main line to houses, 4 star wires, 21 electricity meters, 21 wires and a number of electrical lines and systems have been damaged.
Thus, the CEB has spent more than Rs. 84 million on restoration of all the damages occurred disrupting of electricity to around 75,000 families during 19th - 25th July .