​PUCSL approves 14.2% electricity tariff reduction from tomorrow (Update)



The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has approved an overall 14.2% of electricity tariff reduction with effect from tomorrow (July 01).

The PUCSL said the lower electricity users in the category of 0 – 30 units per month will receive a 65% electricity tariff reduction from tomorrow.

Further tariff reductions are as follows :

  • Category of units 31 – 60 : 51.5%
  • Category of units 61 – 90 : 24.5%
  • Hotel Sector : 26.3%
  • Industry Category : 09%
  • Commercial Buildings : 05%
  • Overall reduction on religious purpose category : 16%
  • Government : 0.8%

Meanwhile, the PUCSL has requested the CEB and LECO to take prompt action to ensure that residents of all condominium properties are billed according to their respective tariff categories.

  • Streetlight consumption should be metered or estimated, and the Local Authority or Road Authority shall be billed
  • Security deposits obtained from consumers shall be invested and interest shall be paid out of the return on the investment.
  • Interest on any security deposit obtained for the supply of electricity shall be paid/ deducted from the monthly bill of all consumers.
  • PUCSL directed to execute fuel supply agreements with CPC and Lanka Coal Company and establish Power Purchase Agreements between CEB transmission and CEB generation plants, Power Sales Agreements between Distribution Licensees and CEB Transmission Licensee.
  • All due payments to Renewable Energy based electricity generators (including small scale rooftop solar) asked to be settled as soon as possible.


(Previous News on 30th June 2023 at 11:37am)

PUCSL’s final decision on tariff revision today

The Public Utilities Commission Of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) said it will make a decision today (30) on the electricity bill reduction proposal presented by the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB).

PUCSL Chairman Professor Manjula Fernando said the commission is scheduled to meet today.

The CEB has proposed to reduce the electricity tariff with effect from July 1 and the PUCSL held public consultations in this regard.


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