• Last Update 2023-03-22 18:17:00

Power Minister and PUCSL Chairman trade allegations


Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekara and Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) Janaka Ratnayake today traded allegations over a dispute on providing uninterrupted power during the ongoing G.C.E. (A/L) examination.

Minister Wijesekara and Chairman PUCSL Ratnayake addressed separate press conferences over the issue.

Minister Wijesekara said that legal measures were underway to remove Mr Ratnayake from the post while Mr Ratnayake shot back challenging the minister if possibly to remove him legally.

Mr Ratnayake denied a string of allegations levelled by the Minister against him. He said he had no political affiliations as claimed by the Minister.

Mr Ratnayake who has been continuing his efforts to provide uninterrupted power supplies during the A/L exam said that he has already written to the Director General Mahaweli who is in charge of the water Secretariat to release sufficient water to generate hydro power for the exam period.

He said according his information the water levels were better than January last year for hydro power generation.  

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