16-point letter to Energy Minister over electricity sector reforms

January 4, 2024 at 1:04 PM

Parliamentarian Charitha Herath has raised concerns over the proposed electricity sector reforms, in a 16-point letter to Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera. 

In his letter, MP Herath pointed out that a robust evaluation of the proposed power sector reforms in Sri Lanka is imperative and should encompass comprehensive studies, including technical, economic, sensitivity, and risk analyses. 

“These assessments play a crucial role in gauging the potential impact and outcomes of anticipated reforms in a vital sector like electricity. Regrettably, no analysis reports accompanying the proposed Bill or emerging during the recent process have been observed,” he said.

MP Herath stressed that it was essential that thorough and transparent assessments are conducted to ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of the envisaged reforms in this critical sector.

“I strongly advocate for a thorough review of analysis reports before determining critical timelines, attributes, and policy decisions associated with the electricity reform process,” he added.

Following are the concerns raised by MP Charitha Herath;