6-8 hours extended power cuts in 2023 if tariffs not increased

Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said power cuts can be extended up to 6-8 hours a day next year if the electricity tariffs are not increased. 
He expressed these views in Parliament today (06).
Meanwhile, in a Twitter message yesterday (05), the minister said that the cost of an electricity unit to provide uninterrupted power supply next year will be Rs. 56.90.

The current average tariff is at Rs.29.14 and the deficit is estimated to be Rs.423.5 Billion. He said there are 6,709,574 domestic consumers according to CEB billing data.