The Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers’ Union (CEBEU) will commence a countrywide work-to-rule campaign and a non-cooperation action tomorrow (08), demanding the removal of Director General of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), Damitha Kumarasinghe and the implementation of the 2018-2037 Least Cost Long Term Generation Plan (LCLTGPL).
CEBEU President Saumya Kumarawadu said: “Sri Lanka hasn’t had a plan for power generation since 2015 and that is a very serious concern because power is vital for the development of the country and the wellbeing of the people.
The CEB will incur a loss of Rs. 50 billion this year, and the situation would continue for the next six to seven years unless a major low cost (coal-fired) power plant is set up as a national priority, as proposed by the LCLTGPL. That’s why we threatened a work-to-rule campaign in mid April,” he said.