Better Late?

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) is trying to increase its fixed electricity charges by August. The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) is trying to increase its fixed electricity charges by August. “It is imperative that we increase prices or we will incur large losses. There is no alternative but to pass this on to consumers,” CEB General Manager, Ranjith Fonseka said.

Accordingly the CEB’s fixed charge – that is added on to the unit charges – will go up, for both domestic as well as bulk consumers of electricity.

The fixed charge for bulk consumers will increase from the current Rs 800 to Rs 3,000.

The fixed charge for domestic consumers is currently Rs 30 for all domestic users – regardless of the amount of electricity consumed.

The new fixed rates on the other hand, will be higher for larger domestic consumers.

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