Electricity tariffs to be revised



Electricity Tariffs will be revised to be reduced for several sectors from July 01, Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera has said in Parliament today (24).

He was speaking during the debate on the Parliamentary motion to remove Janaka Ratnayake from his post as the Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) which is being held today.

Domestic electricity tariffs will be reduced by a minimum of 23% for consumers who use less than 30 units per month. Accordingly, domestic electricity charges for usage of 0-30 units will be reduced from Rs. 30 to Rs. 25 while the fixed tariff for the group will be reduced from Rs. 400 to Rs. 250 from July.

Further, the tariff charged for electricity consumed between 31-60 units is expected to be reduced by 9%, while for 0-60 units the charge is to be reduced by Rs. 7%.

Meanwhile, the electricity tariffs of religious places using between 0- 30 units and 0-60 units will be reduced by 23% and 7% respectively, the minister added.

For the hotel and tourism sector, a tariffs reduction of 29% – 40% has been proposed.


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