Sep 18, 2017

Army to stand in to avoid power interruption

Sri Lanka Army has stated that they are on the standby to assist in the continuous generation of electricity if a need arises.

Speaking to media, military spokesman Brigadier Roshan Seneviratne said that so far 153 tri-forces personnel have been kept on standby.

The Brigadier added that those personnel would be immediately deployed if a request were to be made by the Ceylon Electricity Board.

Meanwhile, the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya of the Ceylon Electricity Board has warned that the trade union action currently underway will be extended if the government poses undue threats on those engaged in the strike.