Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera says new tariffs will be introduced next week for rooftop solar panels.
The Minister today (7) met with committee members appointed to revise tariffs on rooftop solar panels.
Minister Wijesekera said meetings were held with stakeholders and plans were formulated to introduce new tariffs by next week.
The Minister claimed that concerns such as economic factors, least cost generation, and financial capabilities of Ceylon Electricity Board were discussed.
On a separate note, Minister Wijesekera said he today officially requested the Chairman of the Committee on Public Finance MP Harsha de Silva to conduct an inquiry on the procurement of coal.
He claimed that false allegations have been levelled against the awarded tender while concerns have been raised over the transparency and pricing.
The Minister expressed hope that the Committee will expedite the conduct of an inquiry.