CEB moves fast to meet demand due to record heat,
Consumption up 30% last three months:
The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) is moving quickly to double the
national buffer stock of electricity to 4,600 Mw from 2,300 Mw to
provide uninterrupted supply even if there is a failure in the major
power generation stations. The present buffer stock is 2,300 Mw.
Largest heroin haul:
Investigations are under way to arrest the suspects in connection
with the heroin haul where over 100 kilograms of heroin were
confiscated on the high seas, according to the Sri Lankan Navy. The
joint operation was coordinated by the Police Narcotics Bureau and
the Sri Lanka Navy.
Finance Ministry to report to PM:
The Project Management and Monitoring Department of the Finance
Ministry will submit a report to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
next week on the status of State-owned Enterprises on preparing the
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the first quarter of the year.
After CID grilling:
A full inquiry needs to be conducted on the recent discovery of
explosives and the suicide vest found in Chavakachcheri, without
simply dismissing the threat to national security, Prof. G.L. Peiris
told the Sunday Observer shortly after making a statement to the
Criminal Investigation Department yesterday.
The responsibility of restraining Indian fishermen encroaching Sri
Lankan seas lies with India. However, if Indian fishermen are ready
to give up bottom trawling, Sri Lanka would permit Indians to fish
in the country’s territorial waters to a certain extent.