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130 Engineers Leave Ceylon Electricity Board, Reveals COPE Meeting

During a recent Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) meeting, it was disclosed that approximately 130 engineers have recently left the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB).

In response to a query from MP Madhura Withanage, CEB Deputy Managing Director Palitha Perera stated that there are currently 330 engineering vacancies. “130 engineers resigned last year and within the first four months of this year. We have a shortfall of 330 engineers because we did not recruit replacements for those who have retired,” he explained.

The COPE meeting also revealed that the Ceylon Electricity Board has incurred losses amounting to billions of rupees by making emergency power purchases instead of acquiring the Ace Power Station when it was proposed.

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