Sri Lankan man dies after seeing "shocking electric bill"

Agence France-Presse (via InterAksyon.com) reports that "a Sri Lankan man suffered a fatal heart attack after being presented with a shocking electricity bill." The report was filed on Saturday, June 29.

Agence France-Presse (via InterAksyon.com) reports that "a Sri Lankan man suffered a fatal heart attack after being presented with a shocking electricity bill." The report was published on Saturday, June 29.

 

The report noted: "The 61-year-old victim (who was identified as S. P. Samaradasa) had protested at the Ceylon Electricity Board headquarters in Colombo on Friday, June 28, that his bill had suddenly spiked, the Ceylon Today newspaper said. It said the man suffered the heart attack after being told the bill was due to a hefty tariff increase from last month. The newspaper did not give the victim’s bill amount, but said it was in line with the new 50 percent tariff increase. Sri Lanka is one of the most expensive countries in Asia for electricity with a kilowatt-hour costing up to 47 rupees ($0.37)." The amount, $.037, would be around P15.

 

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