Probe sought on 9th June power interruption

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has called for an investigation into the 9th June power interruption.

Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said that he had received a letter this morning from the PUCSL calling for an inquiry in to the power interruption on 9th June caused by union action launched by the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB).

The Minister said the PUCSL had concluded that a Rs 320 Million cost was incurred by operating fuel plants when hydro power could have been generated on the same day.

Kanchana Wijesekera said that on the 10th of June he had instructed the CEB Chairman and General Manager to conduct an internal investigation into the incidents.

He had also asked the CEB to assist the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in their investigations and to temporally remove the alleged persons responsible from their positions to carry out an impartial inquiry and take appropriate legal action. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) recommending to conduct an inquiry in to the power interruption due to CEB union action on 9th of June is NOT ENOUGH. The 69 lakhs of voters who voted this government and Gotabaya Rajapaksa to power in November 2019 and the SLPP government in August 2020 voted to “STOP CORRUPTION” in the government services, especially among the Government Officials and Public Administrative Services from the village GS to the Secretary of Ministries, including Doctors and Engineers. The President following the due-process of using the “democratic institutions” and the “rule-of-law” to track down these corrupt government officials is quite well understood, but yet the President has presidential powers under the constitution to act more “RIGDLY” with in the “DEMOCRATIC NORMS” to punish these government officials, if found guilty of corruption.
    The Government should set-up a Parliamentary Select Committee or any other high level “PROBE COMMITTEE” to probe the involvement of all the CEB Engineers since 2005 who have been engaged/involved in this great “MISMANAGEMENT” of the CEB and bring about the appropriate charges against those found fault directly or indirectly for being responsible for the corruption and chaotic situation in which the CEB is facing today and has turned out to be an unbearable burden on the Nation/consumers/people.
    President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, The SLPP and PM Ranil should have the “GUTS” to expose these culprits to the “PEOPLE”/”NATION” and “NOT” give blame excuse so that those culprits are still continuing to be free from the wanton damage they have done to the CEB, the people and the Nation, and especially the economy of our “MAATHRUBOOMIYA”.
    Noor Nizam – Peace and Political Activist, Political Communications Researcher, SLFP/SLPP Stalwart, Patriotic Citizen.

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