Amendments to Electricity Act withdrawn

Proposed amendments to the Electricity Act were withdrawn today when it was scheduled to be discussed in Parliament.

The Bill was before Parliament today but the Government announced that it had decided to withdraw the Bill.

The proposed amendments included reducing the powers vested with the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) which was opposed by the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Energy as well as other stakeholders.

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa raised concerns over the Bill when Parliament met today.

Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella later told Parliament that the Government has decided to withdraw the Bill.

Parliament sessions were later adjourned till tomorrow.

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