15 May 2020 – Measures taken to help electricity consumers and increase fairness

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Private Sector and Businesses
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka , Ceylon Electricity Board and Lanka Electricity Company Private Limited

Overview: The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and Lanka Electricity Company Private Limited (LECO) have taken steps to ensure fairness for electricity consumers in issuing monthly electricity bills and allowing a grace period to pay the monthly bills.
Full details here: https://news.lk/news/political-current-affairs/item/30138-pucsl-ceb-leco-to-provide-maximum-relief-to-electricity-consumers-to-pay-electricity-bills

Type of Justification: Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling), Increasing financial difficulties faced by people
Source of Evidence or Justification: Not available
Evidence/Justification: The decisions were made by the above institutions. Most likely the directives came from the Minister or the Presidential Task Force