CEB reforms Bill coming again

The proposed Power Sector Reforms Bill is to be presented to Parliament once again after it was put off on May 23, Minister John Seneviratne told The Sunday Times.

The Bill which provides for the formation of public companies to manage the CEB ran into opposition following protests from the JVP.

The Bill which was to be presented in Parliament on May 23 was put off, following which at a Parliament Consultative Committee on June 8 it failed to gain approval as the JVP represented by four members opposed it.

Minister Seneviratne told The Sunday Times that the Government was determined to go ahead with the reforms.

“The CEB is running at a loss so we need to improve its efficiency and productivity. The reforms are sorely needed. We will present the Bill to Parliament but no exact date has been fixed,” he said.


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