SJB to challenge electricity tariff hikes in parliament

Opposition Leader and leader of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya Sajith Premadasa says the opposition will challenge the government’s recent ‘exorbitant’ electricity tariff increase.

Premadasa said the people are already facing many challenges in their day-to-day lives due to increasing costs and therefore the opposition will come forward in Parliament against this development as a people’s opposition.

Premadasa made these comments during a special meeting with the Electricity Consumers’ Association held yesterday.

The Leader of the Opposition also said that they, as a responsible opposition, will appear for protecting the rights of consumers as well as the right to life of the general public in this country.