Acts, Guidelines, Policies, Rules and Methodologies
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We prepare acts, guidelines, rules and methodologies to help the smooth functioning of the electricity industry

The pages in this section cover the following information areas:

Act– Act is a bill which passed through the various legislative steps required for it and becomes law.

Guideline– A guideline is a statement by which to determine a course of action. A guideline aims to streamline particular processes according to a set routine or sound practice.

Rule – Authoritative statement of what to do or not to do in a specific situation, issued by PUCSL to licensees

Methodology – Methodology is a set or system of methods, principles, and rules for regulating a given discipline

Annual Reports – Our Annual Progress and Accounts

Activity Plan  – Our Forward looking plan prepared in accordance with prevailing needs of the country

Reports – Our studies, discoveries and investigations on variety of subjects


Procedure related to submission of application for a license to generate, transmit or distribute electricity or exemption for generation or distribution.

Consumer (Composition of the Consultative Committee) Regulations No. 1 of 2009; this includes the details about the composition of Consumer Consultative Committee

Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka in exercising of its powers conferred by virtue of Section 10(3) of the Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009 as amended hereby issues Certificate of Exemption to Tariff consumers who participate in community based Roof Top Solar Electricity Generation of consumers to exempt from the requirement of obtaining a license for generating electricity


This methodology defines the method and procedure to be followed when estimating the consumption of energy under specified events.

This is the set of working method in deciding the Bulk Supply Tariffs (component of the tariff relating to the use of the Transmission System and component of the tariff related to electricity generation), the Distribution Tariff, (component of the tariff relating to the use of the Distribution System), The Retail Supply Tariffs (component of the tariff relating to supply of electricity to end user)