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Committee to look into power bill irregularities

A four-member committee has been appointed to make recommendations on providing relief to irregularities in electricity bills issued during the three-month lockdown period.

The committee was appointed by Power and Energy Minister Mahinda Amaraweera.

Speaking at yesterday's (01) cabinet meeting, the minister had stated that he had received a large number of complaints with regard to the unusual hike in the charges of electricity bills from March to May, when the country was under curfew due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

In response, president Gotabaya Rajapaksa has inquired what the minister's recommendation was.

The minister had proposed that it was appropriate to provide a certain concession.

Accordingly, the above mentioned committee was appointed to provide recommendations.