Power piracy raids earn CEB millions
The CEBís Regional Office in Tangalle has earned Rs 1,900,000 as
fines imposed on electricity pirates last year. This followed joint
raids conducted by the Tangalle CEB Engineersí office and the CEB
Special Investigation Unit stationed in Galle, said Co-ordinating
Officer of the Tangalle CEB office Nadika Abeygunasekara.
He said tapping electricity from transmission lines by using hooks
and metre tampering were the most common tactics adopted by the pirates.