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Sri Lanka’s electricity sector trade unions to present new reforms model to government on Monday. Sri Lanka’s electricity sector trade unions to present new reforms model to government on Monday. “All the unions will meet on Friday to finalise a new proposal for electricity reforms. We hope to present the final paper to the Ministry of Power and Energy on Monday,” said Chief Secretary of the Electricity Workers Union Ranjan Jayalal.

The proposal is based on the agreement struck between the government and Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) trade unions on May 7.

The agreement was to repeal both the Ceylon Electricity Board Act of 1969 and the Electricity Reforms Act of 2002, for a new electricity Act.

The new electricity law will be developed based on the proposals submitted by the trade unions on Monday.

The plan is to table a Cabinet paper by June 10 to start work on the new law.

At this point the government and trade unions have agreed that even under a new law the CEB will remain a State owned entity but that it will be broken up into separate functional units owned by the CEB