The Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers’ Association warns of a risk of power outages across the country in the future.
The Association launched an indefinite work-to-rule campaign as of noon today.
Speaking to NewsRadio the President of the Association Saumya Kumarawadu said the government and relevant authorities must take responsibility for any inconvenience that electricity consumers face in the future.
He said they sought to solve their grievances previously, but to no avail adding that as a result of the work-to-rule campaign all sectors and the public will be affected.
Kumarawadu added they are not seeking gains for themselves but are focused on protecting the energy sector.
Their demands include not implementing the LNG deal reached with the American firm New Fortress in an informal and illegal manner, continuing the LNG tender process, suspending the programme to separate the CEB into sections, suspending amendments to the Ceylon Electricity Board Act No.17 of 1969, preventing the politicisation of the General Manager post, and suspending the transfer of senior managers.
According to the work-to-rule campaign launched at noon today, they will only be on duty from 8.30am till 4.15pm.
The Association said they will work outside work hours only in the case of emergencies and breakdowns.