President calls on private sector to reduce electricity use

President Maithripala Sirisena has requested all private institutions to reduce the use of electricity by switching off lights that are used for advertising and decoration purposes of their respective institutions.

The President pointed out that the country has to face a power crisis in the future due to the drought situation in the country and therefore it is the responsibility of all to use power in an economical manner.

A huge amount of power will be utilized for advertising boards and other decorative electrical systems used by private institutions at nights, for their advertising purposes and through limitation of this usage, a significant amount of power consumption of the country could be saved, the President pointed out.

He requested everyone to support the initiative to reduce the use of electricity until the effects of the drought are over. (Colombo Gazette)