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CEB irks cricket legend



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Sri Lanka cricket legend Kumar Sangakkara publicly grouching about the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) not answering his calls has sparked a social media storm with both helpful tips and barbs thrown at him.


Is this how an important government agency responds. I too had the same problem and tried to contact CEB for action during a long power failure. Few weeks back, I had a similar encounter with the Water Board, too. Water supply was cut off for our New Shipyard by the Kotehena water board office in the evening. Next day at 7 am over 100 workers were to report to work. They have cut the water without properly checking bill payments. We have paid all the bills as per their invoices.


I was desperate to get it connected and called the Additional General Manager whom I personally knew. As soon as he took the phone at 8 pm on the same day, he was asking me "why are calling me this time of the day "he was rude and told me that I may not have paid bills. I confirmed that we are up to date and wanted him to call the Kotahena office and ask them to reconnect immediately. He ignored my request and asked me to send a SMS!


I wonder whether he was intoxicated at that time. He knew who I was and yet he said "I cannot help "


These top officers in CEB, Water Board, and Telecom enjoy so many perks and spend a comfortable life. They do not bother about the citizens who pay bills to maintain them.


I fully endorse what Sanga did and I hope everyone can write twitter complaint so that top managers in these organizations heed to complains and take action.


DR SARATH OBEYSEKERA


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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