May 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s main power and energy authority, Ceylon Electricity Board has collected fines of over Rs. 10 million in April, from illegal electricity users, the government said today.
According to the government, the flying squad of the CEB has cited 282 illegal electricity users, out of which 106 cases are for manipulating meter readings.
Another 176 people were fined for illegally tapping electricity by connecting to the main power lines.
The CEB has collected Rs. 3.1 million as fines and Rs. 7.4 Million as damages to its property.
The CEB has urged the public to cooperate with the authorities to prevent illegal electricity tapping and to provide information of such culprits by dialling telephone No. 1987