Electricity Workers Protest Continues

Electricity Workers Protest Continues

A massive protest was held in front of the Ceylon Electricity Board this afternoon, despite President Ranil Wickremesinghe issuing a gazette notice declaring electricity, petroleum, and ports as essential services.

The second day of the three-day digital protest movement with the theme “Let’s not allow to sell—rally to protect.” carried out against the government’s measures to sell off the electricity board was carried out despite the government-led by President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Electricity Board Minister Kanchana Wijesekera having launched various suppression campaigns with the intention of Kanchana Wijesekera and Sagala Ratnayake are among the godfathers of the process of breaking up and selling the electricity board under President Ranil Wickramasinghe, says Ranjan Jayalal, General Secretary of Ceylon Electrical Workers Union.

These matters were presented in the special revelations named “Godfathers of the Electric Mafia” conducted by the ‘Voice against Corruption (VAC) Organization on the 29th.
Tariff Revision:

Minister of State for Power and Energy Indika Anuruddha said at a media briefing that the necessary data to reduce the electricity tariff has been submitted to the Public Utilities Commission. The revision of the electricity bill is anticipated to be completed by the first week of February.

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