The Ceylon Electricity Board, is the largest electricity company in Sri Lanka. With a market share of nearly 100%, it controls all major functions of electricity generation, transmission, distribution and retailing in Sri Lanka. It is one of the only two on-grid electricity companies in the country; the other being Lanka Electricity Company. The company earned approximately LKR110.9 billion in 2008, with a total of nearly 4.1 million consumer accounts.

Opened in 1969, the company now has a total installed capacity of 2,684 MW, of which approximately 1,290 MW is from thermal energy, and 1,207 MW is from hydroelectricity. CEB owns one 3 MW wind farm in Hambantota, known as the Hambantota Wind Farm. The farm consists of five turbines, measuring 600 KW each. CEB also manages numerous hydroelectric dams such as the Victoria Dam, and power plants such as the Norocholai Coal Power Station.


“Enrich Life through Power”


“To assist the PUCSL by ensuring to develop and maintain an Efficient, Coordinated and Economical system of electricity supply to the entire population within the licensing area , while adhering to our core values; Quality, Service to the Nation, Efficiency and Effectiveness, Commitment, Safety, Professionalism and Sustainability.”

Strategies/Strategic Themes

CEB has a set of “Strategic Themes” or “Strategies” (also referred to as “Long term objectives”) formulated in order to realize the organizations long term Vision and Mission. They are as follows.

• Provide Electricity to all at all times within the licensing area.

• Improve the quality of supply and service to customers.

• Transform Ceylon Electricity Board to become a financially viable entity.

• Improve CEB’s standing as a responsible Corporate Citizen;

• Develop Clean Energy to the optimum level.

• CEB to have a proud and competent workforce.

In order to achieve the Corporate Vision, Mission and Strategies, Ceylon Electricity Board in 2010 has adopt- ed the Balanced Score Card (BSC), a world renowned Strategy Management Tool. The Corporate Strategy Division of the CEB has undertaken the task of implementing BSC within the CEB and by July 2012 has already formulated a Corporate Balanced Score Card to monitor CEB’s performance through a set of Key Per- formance Indicators (KPI). With the full implementation of the Balanced Score Card system within the CEB, the organization will be able to better communicate its Strategies to all employees, align all its processes towards achieving its strategies and monitor the progress in achieving the organizational Strategies.

CEB Environmental Policy

“CEB will manage  all its business activities within the legal frame work of the Sri Lanka electricity Act no.20 of 2009 in a manner, which cares for the natural and manmade environment and contribute to sustainable development. By means of openness in dealing with environmental issues, we intend to create confidence in our activities on the part of the public, customers, authorities, employees, and owners. We will actively pursue a policy of incorporating and integrating environmental considerations into our activities.”