Sri Lanka Cabinet approves electricity sector reforms bill

Monday, 20 November 2023 - 22:55

Colombo, November 20, 2023 - In a move aimed at revitalizing the electricity sector, the Cabinet of Ministers in Sri Lanka has approved the proposed Electricity Sector Reforms Bill. The decision was announced today by the Minister of Power and Energy, Kanchana Wijesekera, following the Cabinet's endorsement.

The approved bill is set to undergo the next stages of the legislative process, including gazetting and presentation in Parliament for approval. The proposed reforms are expected to bring transformative changes to the electricity sector, addressing existing challenges and paving the way for a more efficient and sustainable energy landscape.

Minister Wijesekera highlighted the importance of these reforms in ensuring the resilience and modernization of the electricity sector. The move aligns with the government's commitment to enhancing the overall energy infrastructure and meeting the evolving needs of the nation.

The specifics of the Electricity Sector Reforms Bill, once gazetted, will be subject to parliamentary scrutiny and debate. 

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