President Maithripala Sirisena says that immediate steps need to be taken to save the Ceylon Electricity Board that provides electricity supply to whole of the country.
The President pointed out that the Ceylon Electricity Board has incurred a loss of Rs. 89 billion up-to-date.
The President made these remarks participating in ceremony to launch a book titled Viduli Puranaya(The epic of electricity) held at the BMICH, today (08).
The President further said that the Public Utilities Commission cannot derive from their responsibilities regarding the massive collapse of the CEB.
President Sirisena pointed out that the irregularities in the national water board, petroleum and the Sri Lankan airlines have put the country in a huge economic catastrophic situation. He also said that when taking decisions as a government swift steps must be taken to save the country’s economic from these institutions.
The first copy of the book was presented to the President by Mr. Ruban Wickramarachchi, the author of the book.
Prof. Sarath Amunugama, Ravi Karunanayake, scholars in the filed od power and energy and others participated on this occasion.