May 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s power authority Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) in its drive to minimize losses has opened hotlines for public to inform on power wastage.
Accordingly, the public can inform the CEB about street lamps that burnt uselessly during the day time calling 1987 and 1910 telephone numbers.
The CEB has identified that around 300,000 of the 700,000 street lamps of the country are unauthorized. It says street lighting consumes 150 gigawatt hours of electricity per year.
The loss due to improper use of street lamps has been estimated as Rs. 2.67 billion per year.