Electricity tariffs will not be increased for consumers who use less that 60 units per month, President Mahinda Rajapaksa announced today.
He also said that concessions will be given to consumers who use less that 180 units of electricity a month.
The President made the announcement at the UPFA May Day rally held in Colombo this evening.
The Public Utilities Commission (PUCSL) had last month approved the new electricity tariff.
As per the new tariff, the existing Incremental Block Tariff structure has been changed to a Volume-Differentiated Tariff structure for Domestic (D-1) and Religious (R-1) and General -1 (GP-1) customer categories.
When the monthly (30 day) consumption of any consumer belonging to the above categories falls within a certain range (block), the relevant tariff for that range was to be applicable for the entire monthly consumption. (Colombo Gazette)