We won’t standby Ratnayake – Sumanthiran
TNA MP M. Sumanthiran yesterday told Parliament that during the regime of former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the former Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka was forcibly removed and Ratnayake, the current Chairman, who is under controversy was appointed. He said that he is not representing the current Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission Janaka Ratnayake at this time, but there have been occasions when he has represented him.
The MP said this while joining the debate held in Parliament to remove the Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission Janaka Ratnayake from that position.
MP Sumanthiran further said that the representatives of former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s government who appreciated all the decisions taken by Ratnayake are now working against him and trying to make him a criminal.
He said that the Electricity Board brought a proposal on tariff revision and it is a different tariff scheme and different costs are recorded in the generation of electricity from water, coal, diesel.
He further added that the increase in electricity charges has not affected the poor who use a single light bulb, but the people who use more electricity are the problem.