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CEB gets closer to the people and moves forward
Discussions between the Minister of Power and the officials for consumer welfare…..
A special meeting to discuss the security of the power sector, the measures to be taken to secure its stability and the barriers being faced and the possible steps that could be taken not to experience the obstacles recently faced was held on 20th at the Head Office of the CEB.
This special meeting was held with the participation of the Hon. Dullas Alahapperuma, Minister of Power, The State Minister Hon. Duminda Dissanayaka, Mrs. Wasantha Perera – Secretary to the Ministry, Mr. Vijitha Herath – Chairman of the CEB and some other senior officers of the Ministry of Power and the CEB.
Therein, special attention was paid on the recent power outage occurred making the electricity consumers in the entire country helpless. The Minister in charge of the subject disclosed that he expects to take necessary action in this regard after the receiving the report of the seven member committee report which was appointed to investigate this matter.
The Minister further expressed that the CEB is one of the significant institutes in Sri Lanka that provides public service and it should be implemented for social welfare without expecting profits and the CEB headed by the Ministry of Power should be ever functioned giving relief to the consumer.
Accordingly, the Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said that he and the State Minister expect to take action for the advancement of the power sector without any hesitation and advised the officers to continue the projects which have come to a halt and make them functioning within a very short period of time and in case there is an obstacle in this regard asked the officers concerned to inform him immediately to solve it.
The Minister Hon. Dullas Alahapperuma stressed that we all should be committed for to achieve the President’s ultimate vision of “Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour” and he is ready to take any decisive measure with immediate effect for the upliftment of the power sector which is the driving force of the development.
The Minister emphasized that the CEB and the Ministry are responsible to forgive from the general public for putting them into a difficult situation due the sudden power outage and pointed out that seriously affecting the national economy and the lives of the general public because of personal errors is irresponsibleness and pointed out that being responsible not to occur such lapses again is inevitable.
The Minister did not forget to pay gratitude the engineers including all the employees who made a strenuous exertion around 10 hours to rectify this error.