Baddegama household shocked by Rs.150,000 electricity bill

Baddegama household shocked by Rs.150,000 electricity bill

Written by Bella Dalima

25 Sep, 2014 | 9:25 pm

News1st received an astonishing report from Baddegama, where a house in the area received an electricity bill of Rs.150,000 .

It should be noted that this house has six light bulbs that function. This house in the Udagama area in Akuratiya, Baddegama is occupied by a carpenter, his wife and two children.

This family claims that ever since they’ve lived in this house they have received a monthly electricity bill of just Rs.500  or less.

Therefore, for the 68 units utilized for the month of August this year as mentioned in the electricity bill, a payment of Rs.842. 40 cents should be made.

However, the total amount payable has been recorded as Rs.146,561. 78.

When News1st contacted the Electrical Engineer of the Baddegama Pradeshiya Sabha, he said that this figure was a mistake and that steps are underway to re correct it.

However, this act of negligence, ended in tragedy.

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