Buddhika Brahmanage

Electricity Constraints: Can CEB Profits Lighten the Burden on the Industrial Sector?

Speak to any major industrialist in Sri Lanka, and they will tell you that electricity is a critical constraint on their operations. It is unlikely that the concerns of the industrial sector could be effectively addressed amidst the attempts by the CEB to make the power sector financially viable. It seems that the industrialists would have to continue to grapple with their electricity issues at least until financial viability is restored to the sector by 2015, assuming the tariff rebalancing exercise is executed on schedule.