Batticaloa electricity supply to resume-CEB
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 13 January 1999, 17:37 GMT]
Work will begin tomorrow for restoring the supply of electricity to the Batticaloa district said Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) officials in the eastern town this evening.
They said that they have got a positive signal from the Liberation Tigers about giving power to the region that has been lying in the dark for almost four months.
The Tigers cut off power to the whole district in October last year by blasting to main supply pylons at Vellaweli, 26 kilometers south-west of Batticaloa and at Vaakaneri, 38 kilometers north-west of the eastern town.
The CEB's move comes at a time when people in the SLA controlled parts of the district had taken it for granted that it was going to be a long time before they were going to get electricity again. Many have bought kerosene and diesel generators to power their homes and businesses.
The CEB's position, however, could not be verified independently with the Liberation Tigers.