PUCSL Dismisses Claims of Electricity Tariff Reduction Proposal
The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has refuted recent assertions made by State Minister of Power and Energy, Indika Anuruddha Herath, regarding a purported proposal for the reduction of electricity tariffs.
State Minister Herath had conveyed to the media that the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) had submitted a proposal to the PUCSL for the reduction of electricity tariffs. He suggested the likelihood of a potential decrease in electricity charges before February 2024 following PUCSL approval.
However, the PUCSL has categorically denied receiving any such proposal from the CEB. Jayanath Herath, the Corporate Communications Director at PUCSL, clarified through an official statement that the commission had not been presented with any request for electricity tariff reduction.
Emphasizing the absence of such a request from the CEB, Jayanath Herath assured that as of January 8, 2024, no such proposal had been received by the PUCSL. This statement from the PUCSL directly contradicts the claims made by the State Minister regarding the submission of a tariff reduction proposal to the commission.