In a surprising turn of events, Noel Priyantha, the spokesperson for the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), has tendered his resignation from his role as the media spokesperson. This decision follows a recent controversy sparked by Priyantha’s comments during a television program, where he suggested that students should resort to studying using oil lamps if necessary, drawing on the historical success of previous generations who excelled under similar conditions.

The controversial statement came in response to concerns raised about the escalating electricity prices in Sri Lanka, leading to widespread criticism and public outcry. Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekara confirmed Priyantha’s resignation and expressed his acknowledgment of the decision.