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2017-09-13

The National Movement for Consumer Rights Protection has requested the President to appoint a special Presidential Commission to look into issues in the energy sector.

The Movement in a letter to President Maithripala Sirisena requested to hold inquiries into discrepancies during the tender process of the proposed gas plant in Kerawalapitiya.

The Chairman of the Movement Ranjith Vithanage said alleged bribery and corruption charges should be investigated.

He said CEB employees had planned a strike however the government has cancelled their leave until the 20th adding as a result local consumers will face serious inconveniences.

He noted if employees say that bribery or corruption is taking place within the CEB then some action must be taken regarding the matter.

He stated it has been requested of the President to appoint an independent Presidential Commission of Inquiry, to probe any discrepancies pertaining to the tender of the 300MW Kerawalapitiya gas plant and find those responsible and mete out the necessary punishments for this wrongdoing.

He remarked just as a commission was appointed to probe the Bond scam, this matter as well is of national importance and therefore issues pertaining to the energy sector and corruption can be probed and resolved.