Court rejects PUCSL petition requesting uninterrupted power supply during exams

February 10, 2023 at 11:36 AM

The Court of Appeal has refused a petition filed by the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) pertaining to the supply of uninterrupted electricity.

The petition had been filed by the PUCSL requesting the court to issue a writ order to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) to provide an uninterrupted power supply during the ongoing GCE Advanced Level examinations.

However, the Court of Appeal refused the petition filed by the PUCSL without consideration, when it was called up for hearing today (10). 

The PUCSL has been urging the CEB to provide an uninterrupted power supply until the conclusion of the examinations on 17th February 2023.

An agreement had also been reached during a discussion with several stakeholders of the power industry including the PUCSL and CEB at the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka to provide an uninterrupted power supply.

The CEB, however, continued with its daily scheduled power cuts a few days later claiming it was unable to provide an uninterrupted power supply under the current circumstances. (NewsWire)