Sri Lanka’s water, petroleum to be brought under power regulator, PUCSL

 

 

Jan 05, 2016 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s water and petroleum sectors will be regulated by the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), a statement said.

“The PUCSL would be given regulatory powers over the water services industry and petroleum industry enabling a more cost reflective transparent pricing mechanism,” the commission said in its activity plan for 2016.

The PUCSL now regulates the electricity sector.

It said that the government provided policy and legislative backing through its 2016 budget presented in November 2015 to broaden and strengthen the commission.

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Dhanapala
Dhanapala
6 years ago

Water,electricity,telephone,petroleum,public transport are some main public utilities. TRC is available.Public transport is regulated by Transport Commission? So this action is logical..

Nirmalan Dhas
Nirmalan Dhas
6 years ago

Water flowing down from the islands central massif can be used to irrigate its highland plateaus and then allowed to flow down to its coastal plains where it can be collected, covered with solar panels that harvest solar power while preventing evaporation and controlling sunlight, used as a medium for transport and used for fish farming and then filtered and purified and packaged and exported as potable water to global locations where water for human consumption is in short supply and since this is a strategic resource that needs to be managed within a context of high demand and increasing scarcity it needs a special, separate highly competent body of its own. I hope the government and people of this island can understand this since I cannot make it any clearer or simpler than this.

Nirmalan Dhas
Nirmalan Dhas
6 years ago

Water flowing down from the islands central massif can be used to irrigate its highland plateaus and then allowed to flow down to its coastal plains where it can be collected, covered with solar panels that harvest solar power while preventing evaporation and controlling sunlight, used as a medium for transport and used for fish farming and then filtered and purified and packaged and exported as potable water to global locations where water for human consumption is in short supply and since this is a strategic resource that needs to be managed within a context of high demand and increasing scarcity it needs a special, separate highly competent body of its own. I hope the government and people of this island can understand this since I cannot make it any clearer or simpler than this.

Dan Aloysius
Dan Aloysius
6 years ago

I’m a strong proponent of free market mechanism … but regulation is far better an option most certainly when we are all in financial crisis. I do however feel that labor regulations are drastically unfair.