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Although the Ceylon Electricity Board which was a Rs. 04 billion annual operations profit making institution in 1994, was estimated to record a Rs. 40 billion loss in 2010, it was minimised at least to a certain extent. Minister of Power and Energy Patali Champika Ranawaka told employees of the CEB that instead of dwelling in the mistakes of the past they should take on the responsibility of making the CEB an institution that is a pride of the Nation.
While Sri Lanka is the only country in the Asian region to supply uninterrupted electricity round the clock, it is also recorded that Sri Lanka is the only country in this region to have provide electricity facilities to 87% of it