The Ceylon Electricity Board Technical Officers Association claims while the electricity tariff hike is a burden on the public, the revision is essential in order to protect the CEB.
President Kosala Abeysinghe when contacted by NewsRadio said the public has had to bear the brunt of negative decisions reached by the political authority.
He said electricity tariffs that were increased in 2011 were reduced once again in 2015, adding that the CEB is incurring losses due to bad policy decisions by politicians.
He claimed that the public should not be burdened, yet noted that the increase was inevitable.
Abeysinghe said the increase will help curtail losses to a certain extent and to bring about financial stability.
He added a unit that costs Rs.24 is provided to the consumer at Rs.16.