Relief for electricity consumers affected by COVID-19

The Cabinet of Ministers granted their approval to provide relief for the electricity consumers affected due to the COVID-19.

The Cabinet of Ministers approved a six month grace period for the payment of accumulated water and electricity bills without any disconnection for domestic, commercial, and industrial electricity consumers within areas isolated for more than 14 days continuously in order to settle the electricity bill pertaining to the specific period.

The Cabinet also approved the provision of an opportunity to settle electricity bills from the month of March to December 2020 of movie theatres registered under the National Film Corporation in 12 equal installments from the date of the relevant bill and avoid interruption of the electricity connection until such time.

In addition, the cabinet approved the provision to settle electricity bills and water bills piled up from March 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021 of inns registered under the Sri Lanka Tourist Development Authority and also avoid interruption of both supplies.

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