Electricity sector reforms bill gets green light

Nov 22, 2023 | News

Zulfick Farzan

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposed Electricity sector reforms bill, and the new bill will be gazetted and presented in Parliament for approval, said Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera.

The Department of Government Information said that the Cabinet of Ministers granted approval to introduce a new electricity act to cater to contemporary socio – economic and administrative requirements when introducing  institutional reforms for the electricity sector. 

Accordingly, clearance from the Attorney General has been received for the draft bill prepared by the Legal Draftsman. 

Therefore, approval of the Cabinet of Ministers was granted to the proposal furnished by the Minister of Electricity and Power to publish the draft bill in the Government Gazette and to subsequently furnish it to the Parliament for their concurrence.

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