A writ petition has been filed before the Supreme Court calling for the directive issued by the Cabinet of Ministers to the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka to grant consent to the proposed electricity tariff revision to be rescinded.
The petition was filed by the Electricity Consumers Association, the Centre for Environmental Justice and several others.
The Ceylon Electricity Board, the Minister of Power, the PUCSL, the Attorney General and several others have been cited as respondents in the petition.
The petitioners state that while the Cabinet has decided to increase tariffs the PUCSL has been informed to work together with the CEB to reach a decision.
The petitioners added that the PUCSL is an independent body and the Cabinet of Ministers cannot issue such directives.
Therefore, the petition calls for the directives issued to the PUCSL by the Cabinet to be rescinded.