Power and energy minister Kanchana Wijesekera yesterday (30) said he tabled the proposed electricity sector reforms bill for the observations and approval of the cabinet of ministers.
“The proposed reforms will unbundle the services of the CEB, improve efficiency, transparency, competition and allow private sector participation in the electricity industry,” Wijesekera said in a message on X (formerly Twitter).
He said the bill was prepared over the last 10 months with the assistance of energy and legal experts from development agencies and industry stakeholders.
The bill received the certification of the attorney general last week, after the proposed amendments by the Attorney General’s Department were incorporated by the legal draftsman.
Wijesekera said once the cabinet of ministers approves the bill, it would be gazetted and tabled in parliament for approval.