Energy

Global Resources introduces Sri Lanka’s first-ever remote controlled LED Bulb

/ Tuesday, 28 June 2016 00:03

A creative innovation made in Sri Lanka Global Resources International Ltd. clinches a Sri Lankan first with the introduction of Sri L...


Dutch inventor aims to harness the waves to clean up the seas

/ Tuesday, 28 June 2016 00:02

AFP: The Dutch inventor of a ground-breaking project to remove millions of tonnes of plastics floating in ‘great garbage patches’ in th...


Oil prices fall as Brexit lingers, refined products glut looms

/ Tuesday, 28 June 2016 00:01

Reuters: Oil prices dropped on Monday, extending sharp declines after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union sparked a sharp selloff in g...


ADMO Solar’s vision to deliver flexible power solutions catering to cross sector needs

/ Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:00

  ADMO Solar, the renewable energy division of Vinseth Engineering commenced business in 2006 providing a wide spect...


Renewable energy to attract two-thirds of power plant investments

/ Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:00

  Reuters: Renewable energy sources such as wind and solar will attract two-thirds of all investment in power-generating plan...


CHINT Power Projects establishes global presence among stakeholders

/ Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:00

  CHINT Power Projects Ltd, the Sole Agents in Sri Lanka for world renowned “CHINT” brand electrical items was su...


People’s Bank unleashes visionary solar power loan scheme to benefit environment

/ Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:00

People’s Bank has launched a solar power loan scheme to promote the use of solar energy as part of its drive towards being a carbon conscious...


OPEC sees oil glut shrinking in second half of year

/ Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:00

Reuters: OPEC forecast that the world oil market will be more balanced in the second half of 2016 as outages in Nigeria and Canada help to speed up...


IEA sees global oil market returning to surplus in early 2017

/ Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): Oil supply and demand will balance in the second half of 2016 after a series of unplanned production outages, but the market is e...


SL energy supply inadequate, unstable

/ Monday, 9 May 2016 00:00

From left: Environmental Sustainability Mas Intimates General Manager Dr. Vidhura Ralapanawa, Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy Secretary Dr. ...


Malaysian firm Hyrax Oil signs deal to build lubricant plant in SL

/ Monday, 9 May 2016 00:00

A Malaysian manufacturer of petroleum derivatives with a vast customer base worldwide will be investing $ 30 million to establish a lubricant manuf...


Schneider Electric shares knowledge on modern ‘smart distribution networks’ with CEB

/ Wednesday, 23 March 2016 00:00

Supporting the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) in its efforts to upgrade and modernise the country’s electricity distribution networks using l...


Gamesa bags maiden solar order in SL from Laugfs

/ Wednesday, 23 March 2016 00:00

Gamesa, a global leader in renewable energy, has won a new solar order from the industrial conglomerate Laugfs Power Ltd., in Sri Lanka.  Th...


Sri Lanka hosts All India Industrial Gases Manufacturer’s Association annual meeting

/ Wednesday, 23 March 2016 00:00

  Many industrial gas companies from India gathered at All India Industrial Gases Manufacturer’s Association (AIIGMA) 3...


Oil falls back after jumping on hopes of Russia, OPEC cooperation

/ Friday, 29 January 2016 00:00

Reuters: US crude futures dropped more than 1% in Asian trading on Thursday, paring gains of nearly 3% made in the previous session after Russia he...


Ceylon Chamber supports Sustainable Energy Authority

/ Friday, 29 January 2016 00:00

Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, the country’s premier business chamber will conduct a seminar on Sustainable Biomass Energy Production and Modern...


Sampath Bank goes green with solar energy system at Colombo Super Branch in Dharmapala Mawatha

/ Friday, 29 January 2016 00:00

  In line with one of its core CSR pillars, ‘Environment Protection and Conservation’, Sampath Bank, renowned a...


ADMO Solar receives prestigious Gold Award for Green Mark Certification

/ Friday, 29 January 2016 00:00

  ADMO Solar, Sri Lanka’s premier Solar Energy Solutions provider reaches new heights as the only company in the solar...


Shell shareholders approve $50 billion BG takeover

/ Friday, 29 January 2016 00:00

Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) shareholders approved its $50 billion takeover of BG Group (BG.L) on Wednesday, clearing the last main hurdle to creatin...


Sri Lanka to apply international energy analysis tool to assess future electricity demand

/ Friday, 29 January 2016 00:00

Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), the electricity sector regulator, is planning to adopt an internationally accepted tool to review...


Today's Columnists

“Prime Minister is after me”: Mahindananda

30 June 2016

“The Prime Minister is after me,” claims Parliamentarian Mahindananda Aluthgamage. The former Sports Minister says Premier Wickremesinghe is intimidating him on a personal level following his involvement in matters with regard to the C...


BBS’ threat of an Aluthgama repeat

30 June 2016

The threat of repeating Aluthgama is tantamount to admission of responsibility for the pogrom of Aluthgama on 15 June in 2014     I have been accused by many in comments to my articles that I continue to ...


A closer look at the paddy value chain

30 June 2016

Except for a very few farmers in the country, the majority of paddy farmers are small-scale  operators     Introduction The popular notion about rice millers is that they exploit the paddy farmer...


Brexit success and the response of universities

29 June 2016

 W.A. Wijewardena in his Daily FT column on 27 June questions whether the UK Universities and the research sector is the biggest casualty in the aftermath of Brexit. Apart from the financial implications, if Brexit is a sign of a trend toward...


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