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Tuesday, 14 August 2012 - 19:17
Truant Minister of power boycotts media; Special army team deployed to track sabotages
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The Ceylon Electricity Board states that a special telephone number has been designated at the army for CEB employees to lodge complaints in the event of being threatened while reporting for duty during a strike.

Issuing a release the CEB requests of the public to forward any complaints regarding the vandalism of transformers & generation systems to the police

emergency line 119.

The board also went on to say that a special army team has been deployed to apprehend saboteurs who cause disruptions to power generation & heckle employees reporting to work.

The issue also requests of the public to forward any complaints regarding acts of sabotage to the phone number 011 30 75 792 which has been established at the army.

Around 15,000 non executive grade employees of the CEB adopted a trade union stance demanding for their rights.

However according to the CEB around 50% of the boards employees had reported to work today amidst several acts of sabotage.

Meanwhile our news team obtained the views of Operations Committee Member of the Joint Trade Union Alliance of the Ceylon Electricity Board, Ranjan Jayalal,

regarding the charges being levelled against unionist's in this regard.


In related developments a media briefing convened at the Ministry of Power & Energy today went unattended by subject minister Patali Champika Ranawake.

Journalists who were in attendance questioned officials from the sustainable energy authority regarding the minister's absence during the media briefing & the following was the dialogue which ensued.


In the interim General Secretary of the United National Party Thissa Aththanayeke also opined on the countries power crisis.


Meanwhile speaking to our news team a spokesperson for the CEB noted that power cuts will be implemented during the course of tomorrow as usual.

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