The Ceylon Electricity Board will take stringent actions to stop illegal tapping of electricity.
The CEB said that raids are being conducted throughout the country to nab the culprits. 774 persons have been arrested Minneriya, Ampara and Anuradhapura areas who had tapped electricity illegally.
The CEB has received had collected 16 million rupees through this exercise. The Board said that strict punishment will be meted out to those who will be found guilty.