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Cabinet Stops Water Rate Hike

Chandima Weerakkody
The Cabinet has decided to suspend the proposed 30 percent water tariff increase, Minister of Petroleum Chandima Weerakkody said today. 

Minister Chandima Weerakkody told a media briefing held at the Parliamentary complex that a proposal made by President Maithripala Sirisena to suspend the 30 percent water tariff increase was unanimously approved by the Cabinet. 

The minister said a three member committee comprising Ministers Rauff Hakeem, Ravi Karunanayake and Dr. Sarath Amunugama had been appointed to review the water tariff increase. (Yohan Perera)