Blackout threat over CPC-CEB diesel dispute
A suspension of diesel supplies to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) forcing power blackouts will become inevitable if outstanding dues are not settled, a Cabinet Minister warned yesterday.“Even with the tariff revision in March the CEB has not paid up Rs. 3.3 billion in arrears to the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC),” Petroleum Minister A. H. M. Fowzie, told The Sunday Times.
Tissa: 100 days in TID detention
Senior journalist and Sunday Times freelance columnist J.S. Tissainayagam goes into his 100th day in detention by the Terrorism Investigations Department today without formal charges being filed against him. On Friday, he was produced before Colombo’s Chief Magistrate N. Hettiarachchi who ordered that he be further detained by the TID.
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