Power and energy minister Kanchana Wijesekara says he will expose how Public Utilities Commission (PUCSL) chairman Janaka Ratnayake abuses his office.
Addressing the House yesterday (06), he accused Ratnayake of supplying electricity to a hotel/apartment complex owned by him at low rates, while raising tariffs for all other consumers.
The minister was responding to a remark by chief opposition whip Lakshman Kiriella that the issue over electricity tariff was a dispute between the subject minister and the PUCSL chairman.
While giving him a lengthy reply, Wijesekara said power-cuts of up to eight hours a day would be unavoidable next year without a tariff hike to offset the CEB’s losses.
He said the Rs. 57.90 per unit cost of production should be shared by all.