The National Electricity Consumers’ Movement says that there are problems with regard to the relief given with regard to the increased electricity tariff.
While on the President’s orders the Power and Energy Ministry took steps to grant relief to the electricity tariff hike, the relevant relief was revealed yesterday.
Accordingly there won’t be an electricity tariff hike till the 60th unit inclusive.
Similarly it has also been decided to make a 25 per cent fuel adjustment tariff reduction from the 61st unit to the 180th unit.
Accordingly from the 61st unit to the 66th unit only the tariff for 60 units will be charged.
Similarly from the 91st unit to the 96th unit only the tariff for 90 units will be charged.
Similarly the Power and Energy Ministry said that the 121st unit to the 126th unit only the tariff for 120 units would be charged.
However National Electricity Consumers’ Movement Advisor Bandula Chandrasekara said that there were problems with regard to the relief granted.
He also said that the electricity tariff formula should be worked out according to a new policy.
Meanwhile participating at a media briefing held in Colombo yesterday JVP MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that the Government could not restrict the people’s protest only to electricity.
However All Ceylon Samurdhi Development and Agricultural Research Product Assistant Officers’ Union said that the relief to electricity tariff hike granted on the President’s orders was satisfactory.
All Ceylon Samurdhi Development and Agricultural Research Product Assistant Officers’ Union General Secretary cum Western Provincial Councillor Jagath Kumara stated as follows with regard to the subject: