Compensation amounting to Rs. one million is to be paid to the next of kin of persons whose death is cause by electrocution due to defects in the CEB's power system, Minister of Power Dullas Alahapperuma said on Monday.

He said the Ministry has already initiated discussions in this connection with Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation (SLIC).

He said discussions were also held with SLIC to introduce an insurance scheme to cover the losses incurred by damage to household appliances due to power outages.

The Minister disclosed the above at the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Power held in Parliament on Monday.

The Minister also instructed the respective officials to initiate a procedure to inform consumers a week ahead when there is a power cut due to maintenance.