Ceylon Electricity Board is a corporate body established on 1st November 1969 under the Parliament Act No. 17 of 1969. It is empowered to generate, transmit and distribute electrical energy, to reach all categories of consumers and collect the revenue. It is also empowered to acquire assets including human resources, following the approved procedures. It is the duty of Ceylon Electricity Board to make the optimal use of the resources through the application of pragmatic and time-tested managerial methods.