A final decision on increasing electricity tariffs further has been postponed by a week.
The Cabinet of Ministers who convened this evening were due to discuss the matter and reach a decision on a tariff hike.
The proposal in this regard was tabled by Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera.
The Minister said the proposed tariff revision was discussed at the Cabinet meeting.
He said he briefed Ministers on the requirements, proposed tariff structure, energy forecast and finances.
Minister Wijesekera said the decision was postponed by one week for the Cabinet of Ministers to submit their observations on the proposals.