Energy

Environmental Foundation, Wildlife & Nature Protection Society respond to Small Hydropower Association

/ Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

The Environmental Foundation and Wildlife and Nature Protection Society said that the Small Hydropower Association had “attempted to falsify ...


Advantis Projects bridges logistics gap for Sri Lanka’s energy growth

/ Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

As a nation focused on development and in the midst of transitioning from a lower middle income country to an upper middle income country it is no ...


Here comes the sun: Investors increasingly hot on solar projects in S.E. Asia

/ Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

Reuters: Investors are increasingly excited about the prospects for much faster growth in the solar power industry in Southeast Asia, which has unt...


Small hydropower industry debunks negative theories

/ Tuesday, 30 May 2017 00:01

Deforestation and impact on aquatic life negligible  Compliance among industry uncompromising ...


Sri Lanka plans to add 8361MW to national grid in 20 years require $ 14.5 b investment

/ Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:10

Sri Lanka requires over $ 14.5 billion to implement the least cost long term power generation plan for the next 20 years, the electricity sector re...


Govt. to provide 1 m LED bulbs to low income consumers to reduce power consumption

/ Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:00

  The Government has received the cabinet approval to launch a program to provide LED light bulbs to low income consumers, wh...


Global oil discoveries fell to historic lows in 2016

/ Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:00

Global oil discoveries fell to a record low in 2016 as companies continued to cut spending and conventional oil projects sanctioned were at the low...


Global power investment to top $ 443 b in 2017

/ Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:00

Continued regulatory support for renewable energy in key markets will see global power investment reach $ 443.5 billion in 2017, a report said. I...


Coal market oversupply risks grow as producers boost output

/ Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:00

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters): There is an increasing risk of oversupply in the global coal market as producers respond to higher prices, though po...


President opens Tokyo Cement’s second Biomass Power Plant in Trincomalee

/ Wednesday, 17 May 2017 00:00

  Initiative marks commemoration of Company founder Late Deshamanya A.Y.S. Gnanam President Maithripala Siris...


China, India surpass US as most attractive renewables markets: Report

/ Wednesday, 17 May 2017 00:00

Reuters: China and India have surpassed the United States to become the two most attractive countries for renewable energy investment, a report by ...


Coal to be India’s energy mainstay for next 30 years: NITI Aayog report

/ Wednesday, 17 May 2017 00:00

Reuters: Coal will remain India’s main energy source for the next three decades although its share will gradually fall as the country pushes ...


A clean Sri Lanka starts at home

/ Friday, 5 May 2017 00:10

By  Asnah Anver In the wake of the recent Meethotamulla garbage dump collapse and the resultant public outcry, a new initiative to promote e...


A viable concept and a solution for mitigating the garbage issue

/ Friday, 5 May 2017 00:00

The pressing issue of garbage dumping and the issues that coexist with it cannot be conveniently put aside and forgotten as all of us are partakers...


Janathakshan and Czech Republic’s People In Need look at way forward in up-scaling biogas technology

/ Friday, 5 May 2017 00:00

Janathakshan (Gte) Ltd. and People In Need (Czech Republic) held their last project workshop ‘Up-scaling Biogas – the Way Forward&rsquo...


ADB shares broad-based vision to secure water in Asia

/ Friday, 5 May 2017 00:00

By Charumini de Silva in Yokohama, Japan The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday shared a broad-based vision to secure water in the Asia Pa...


Placing gas at the centre of Sri Lanka’s energy blueprint

/ Tuesday, 14 March 2017 00:00

By Deepesh Nanda Any international traveller to Sri Lanka is enthralled by its natural beauty and hospitable people. Preserving its pristine envi...


Fairway selected to turn waste into energy

/ Tuesday, 14 March 2017 00:00

  Given the rapidly-escalating problems surrounding the management of municipal solid waste (MSW) especially in the Western P...


Govt. pledges uninterruptable electricity supply

/ Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:00

Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya    Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiy...


‘Kelani Hybrid Bulb’ with 2,000 hours lifetime enters local market

/ Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:00

Kelani Cables PLC has launched its newest product, ‘Kelani Hybrid Bulb’ that has the endurance to be alight for 2,000 hours non-stop. T...


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Saman Kelegama: Even the blood running through his veins is oriented to economics

27 June 2017

The bearded economist who saw shortcomings of Sri Lanka’s liberalisation move My association with Dr. Saman Kelegama, Executive Director of the Institute of Policy Studies or IPS, dates back to the early 1990s when I had the opportunity to...


ICC cricketing lessons for Sri Lankan economy

27 June 2017

     It has been proven over time how sports strategies can be used by many other disciplines. An eagerly anticipated event on the cricketing calendar was the ICC Champions Trophy. An underdog in terms of its rank we...


A conspiracy theory: Tread with extreme caution, Sri Lanka

24 June 2017

  Politics as the science of attaining “power” The first lessons taught to any student of the science of politics almost invariably includes a reference to the 16th century Florentine philosopher Machiavell...


Most Venerable Mahanayake, I don’t know why…

24 June 2017

“I think that hate is a feeling that can only exist where there is no understanding” – Tennessee Williams, Sweet Bird of Youth     A few days ago we had the Ven. Warakagoda Shri Gnanarathana, Mah...


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