Prof. Wimaladharma Abeywickrema is the new Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board. Nihal Wickremasuriya has been appointed as the new General Manager of the Board.
The Board of Directors including Electricity Board Chairman Vidya Amarapala handed in their resignation today. Mr. Amarapala said that by handing over their resignations the Power and Energy Minister was able to appoint a new board according to his will.
The new Chairman Prof. Wimaladharma Abeywickrema had earlier served as the Chairman of the Central Environment Authority and the National Atomic energy Authority. The new General Manager Nihal Wickremasuriya is due to assume duties on Thursday. He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering of the Moratuwa University. He has previously held various designations in the Electricity Board.