Minister of Power Gamini Lokuge says the power supply will not be disconnected while power cuts will not be imposed across the country within the day or in the next few days despite the planned trade union action by some employees.
Speaking to NewsRadio, Minister Lokuge assured an uninterrupted power supply today.
Minister Lokuge requested the public to not be deceived by false propaganda and disrupt day-to-day activities.
The Minister said although some unionists attempted to disrupt activities of power plants, engineers and other workers who have a sound understanding of the functions of the Ceylon Electricity Board have not backed the union action.
Minister Gamini Lokuge said certain trade unions affiliated to the JVP sought to stage a mass-scale strike initially but after failed attempts, they have announced that they will only hold a protest today.
He said the protest is being held in opposition to the move to handover shares of the Yugadanavi Power Plant to an American firm.
Minister Gamini Lokuge claimed the Yugadanavi Plant is a relatively small private thermal power plant that meets less than 10 percent of the power need of the national grid.
He said some trade unions are acting as if the CEB has been sold to a foreign entity.
Minister Lokuge said despite such opposition they will continue to serve the public.