Because production of hydro power is in serious jeopardy due to the prevailing drought conditions, Minister of power and energy Patali Champika Ranawka stated that a decision would be made next week on whether to engage in power cuts or not.
The Minister made this statement joining a press conference in Colombo yesterday.
Meanwhile the CEB employees have decided to engage in a token strike on the 4th of July.
Expressing his views on the matter, the Minister stated that the salaries of all the employees engaging in the strike will be forfeit.
However CEB united trade union committee member, Ranjan Jayalal, speaking to our news team had the following to say.