Major rift in PUCSL between Chairman and members


A major rift has taken place in the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) between the Chairman and the members over the electricity tariffs proposed by the Cabinet.

PUCSL Chairman Janaka Ratnayake told reporters today that the three members have made a u-turn and decided to back Cabinet calls to revise the electricity tariffs.

Ratnayake said the PUCSL members had decided to back Cabinet calls to revise the electricity tariffs after President Ranil Wickremesinghe had a meeting with the members yesterday (Thursday).

The PUCSL Chairman said that he was not invited for the meeting with the President.

He said that the President had met the remaining members, Udeni Wickramasinghe (Deputy Chairman), Ms. Chathurika Wijesinghe and Mohan Samaranayake and urged them to back the Cabinet proposal on electricity tariffs.

Accordingly, the three members have informed the PUCSL Chairman to agree to the Cabinet proposal.

However, the PUCSL Chairman said that he had refused to agree to the request.

He said that the majority in the PUCSL have now given in writing that they are in support of the Cabinet proposal with only the Chairman opposing.

Ratnayake said that he has decided to seek legal action, accusing the remaining members of being influenced by the President despite being an independent commission. (Colombo Gazette)

You may also like


President Ranil Wickremesinghe today defended his “unpopular” decisions saying it has helped resolve some of the critical issues in the country. Addressing the nation this evening, the President said that regardless of the obstacles the “anarchist political forces seek to create”, he will continue the new reform program with the majority of people who love […]


Chairman of the Lanka Coal Company, Shehan Sumanasekera, has raised concerns about the continuation of operations at the Norochcholai power plant if the required funds for coal purchase are not obtained.


Belarus and Sri Lanka have identified ways to intensify contacts in business and education.


Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe addressed the nation this evening (February 04), in view of Sri Lanka’s 75th Independence Anniversary.The post Sri Lanka President’s Special Address to the Nation on 75th Anniversary of Independence appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA News.


A total of 208 Officers of the Sri Lanka Army (Regular and Volunteer Force) and a record 7,790 Other Ranks of the Army (Regular Force and Volunteer Force and Extra Regimental Employment Basis) have been promoted to their respective next rank in view of the 75th National Independence Day.The post Sri Lanka Army promoted 208 officers & 7,790 other ranks appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest...


The 75th National Independence Day of Sri Lanka was marked today, under the theme “Let’s Leap Towards the Centenary”. On the sidelines of the main ceremony, the Sri Lanka Navy honoured the nation by according a 25-Gun Salute onboard Sri Lanka Naval Ship (SLNS) Gajabahu by 12.00 noon today (04th February 2023).

Entertainment:View All

Technology:View All

Local News

Local News

Sri Lanka News

@2022 - All Right Reserved. Designed and Developed by Rev-Creations, Inc