Irregularities in coal tenders: Batagoda fires strong missive at CEB Chairman

2016-09-08

CEB’s lack of initiative resulted in enormous losses

Secretary to the Ministry of Power & Renewable Energy Dr.B.M.S.Batagoda has written a strong letter to the Ceylon Electricity Board Chairman Anura Wijepala on a number of irregularities and lawlessness that have continued to dog the tenders awarded to suppliers of coal to the Lakvijaya Coal Power Plant. The Secretary has also said that the CEB’s  lack of initiative in preventing this kind of malpractice has resulted in enormous losses to the country.

Dr.Batagoda says that the CEB Board has to be made aware of the financial losses to the CEB and legal action needs to be taken to redress the situation and restore the losses made by the CEB. He also points out that the officials involved in this fraud needed to be brought to book and disciplinary action had to be taken against them. READ MORE

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