National People’s Power Parliamentarian Vijitha Herath today questioned why action has not been taken thus far against the residence of a Cabinet Minister who has billions of arrears in electricity tariffs.
Speaking in Parliament today the MP said the country is suffering from the fuel shortage with the public forming queues at filling stations.
He said the electricity crisis has escalated leading to various other issues.
MP Herath said a Cabinet Minister has incurred a large electricity bill adding the Ceylon Electricity Board has failed to disconnect the supply to the residence.
The Parliamentarian said the CEB Deputy Manager only today took steps to write to the Minister to promptly settle the electricity bill.
He questioned why the CEB did not take necessary action over the matter.
MP Herath said if this was a member of the public who failed to settle a bill of Rs.2,000 or failed to make payments for over two months, the CEB would have disconnected the power supply and also imposed a fine prior to reconnecting.
The MP said the President’s “One Country, One Law” concept does not apply to a Cabinet Minister