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J Lanka successfully showcases ‘Redefine Energy’ at Techno Sri Lanka 2015

Views - 1127 Monday, 2 November 2015 00:00

J Lanka Technologies, the No. 1 solar provider in Sri Lanka showcased ‘Redefine Energy’ at this year’s Techno Sri Lanka 2015 exhibition which was held at the BMICH from 9-11 October. In an effort to guide Sri Lanka to


Access Energy Solutions celebrates 10th anniversary

Views - 626 Wednesday, 14 October 2015 00:00

  Access Energy Solutions, committed to providing complete turnkey electrical engineering, energy management and power solutions recently celebrated their 10th anniversary. Access Energy Solutions is a pioneer in providing en


Perth Eco Power appointed distributor for Smardt chillers for Sri Lanka, Maldives

Views - 1045 Wednesday, 14 October 2015 00:00

From left: Perth Eco PowerVPRukshan Sheriff, Perth Eco PowerChairman Dammica Wickramaratne,Smardt Chiller Inc.Regional DirectorSam Ringwaidt and Smardt Chiller Inc. Sales Manager Winstow Chow   Perth Eco Power Ltd. (


Oil glut to persist in 2016 as global growth demand slows: IEA

Views - 506 Wednesday, 14 October 2015 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): A global oil supply glut will persist through 2016 as demand growth slows from a five-year high and key OPEC producers maintain near-record output, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday, even as low prices curb supply o


OPEC sees more demand for its crude in 2016 as cheap oil hits rivals

Views - 490 Wednesday, 14 October 2015 00:00

OPEC Secretary-General Abdullah al-Badri addresses a news conference after a meeting of OPEC oil ministers at OPEC's headquarters in Vienna   LONDON (Reuters): OPEC forecast on Monday that demand for its oil in 2016 would


Biodiesel: Future energy source for Sri Lanka

Views - 3087 Thursday, 17 September 2015 00:00

   Biodiesel-powered tractor in Sri Lanka  Introduction Energy Symposium 2015 was the eye opener and change agent of thinking in terms of energy conservation and alternative energy options.  Dr. Abd


LAUGFS Gas, Eco Sri and Petroleum score multiple wins at CNCI Achiever Awards 2015

Views - 1062 Thursday, 17 September 2015 00:00

LAUGFS Gas Chief Executive Officer Ashan De Silva receiving the award along with Chief Financial Officer Chamath Indrapala and General Manager Operations Heshan De Silva The LAUGFS Eco Sri Team, from left: Head of Operati


CEB looks for $ 6.6 b for 20-year generation plan

Views - 788 Tuesday, 15 September 2015 01:02

Submits long-term Generation Expansion Plan 2015-2034 to the PUCSL for approval According to the plan, average annual growth rate of energy demand for next five years to be 6.24% PUSL calls for public consultation on the plan before 21 Septemb


Admo Solar provides secure investment with 100% Power Saving

Views - 715 Tuesday, 15 September 2015 01:01

With rapid development of technology, Admo Solar too has risen to the challenge adapting to the growing needs of people to reduce the cost of electricity. The solar power solutions offered by the company help save energy, the environment as well a


Oil supply tightening as prices plunge: IEA

Views - 575 Tuesday, 15 September 2015 01:00

LONDON (Reuters): Oil markets are beginning to tighten after a dramatic collapse in prices over the last year, reducing production in many parts of the world and stimulating extra fuel consumption, the West’s energy watchdog said on Friday.


Mackwoods Energy signs power purchase agreement with CEB

Views - 847 Tuesday, 15 September 2015 00:58

Mackwoods Energy signed a power purchase agreement with the Ceylon Electricity Board for connecting the Tudugala Mini Hydro Project to the National Grid. The plant is now under construction and is intended to be connected to the grid shortly where


USAID project garners prestigious international Energy Award

Views - 558 Tuesday, 15 September 2015 00:57

Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum (LRWHF) last week received the prestigious 2015 Energy Globe National Award to celebrate its work on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and resource conservation initiatives.  The project was sup


Energy system optimisation a new wave by Perth Eco Power

Views - 539 Tuesday, 15 September 2015 00:55

Sri Lanka may represent a second ‘wave’ to the energy-efficiency boom started the past few years in developed nations like the U.S.   “We have realized energy-efficiency measures make sense from the standpoint of ener


CEB looks for $ 6.6 b for 20-year generation plan

Views - 737 Tuesday, 15 September 2015 00:48

Submits long-term Generation Expansion Plan 2015-2034 to the PUCSL for approval According to the plan, average annual growth rate of energy demand for next five years to be 6.24% PUSL calls for public consultation on the plan


USAID project garners prestigious international Energy Award

Views - 551 Tuesday, 15 September 2015 00:47

Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum (LRWHF) last week received the prestigious 2015 Energy Globe National Award to celebrate its work on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and resource conservation initiatives.   The project was supported b


Admo Solar provides secure investment with 100% Power Saving

Views - 549 Tuesday, 15 September 2015 00:46

With rapid development of technology, Admo Solar too has risen to the challenge adapting to the growing needs of people to reduce the cost of electricity. The solar power solutions offered by the company help save energy, the environment as well a


Mackwoods Energy signs power purchase agreement with CEB

Views - 540 Tuesday, 15 September 2015 00:45

Mackwoods Energy signed a power purchase agreement with the Ceylon Electricity Board for connecting the Tudugala Mini Hydro Project to the National Grid. The plant is now under construction and is intended to be connected to the grid shortly where


Energy system optimisation a new wave by Perth Eco Power

Views - 556 Tuesday, 15 September 2015 00:44

Sri Lanka may represent a second ‘wave’ to the energy-efficiency boom started the past few years in developed nations like the U.S.  “We have realized energy-efficiency measures make sense from the standpoint of energy sec


Oil supply tightening as prices plunge: IEA

Views - 511 Tuesday, 15 September 2015 00:40

LONDON (Reuters): Oil markets are beginning to tighten after a dramatic collapse in prices over the last year, reducing production in many parts of the world and stimulating extra fuel consumption, the West’s energy watchdog said on Friday.


Former Central Banker to head evaluation panel of CCC’s ‘Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability’ cont

Views - 1320 Friday, 4 September 2015 00:00

Former Central Banker, Dr. Anila Dias Bandaranayake has been chosen by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce to head the evaluation panel of the ‘Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2015’, which is now in the process of accepting appl


120 SMEs receive training on energy efficiency, renewable energies in NE

Views - 756 Friday, 4 September 2015 00:00

GIZ and partners support with energy audits and project ideas, help companies to reduce electricity bills     More than 120 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) benefited from trainings on energy eff


New IEA boss faces world energy landscape in flux

Views - 521 Friday, 4 September 2015 00:00

Career economist replaces politician Insiders complain of low morale Environment community says IEA too slow to change First trip as executive director will be China in September   PARIS/BRUSS


McLarens Lubricants congratulates Windforce on Global Sustainability Award

Views - 531 Friday, 4 September 2015 00:00

  Windforce Ltd., the pioneer in wind power generation in Sri Lanka, recently won the Platinum Award for ‘Outstanding Achievements in Sustainability Management’ at the Global Sustainability Awards 2015. Using Mobi


Forget goals, get back to nature to save planet, says Indian conservationist

Views - 468 Friday, 4 September 2015 00:00

Thomson Reuters Foundation: The way to achieve sustainable development is to reconnect with nature, not by setting international targets that are difficult to understand, according to a renowned Indian conservationist. A new set of development o


Norochcholai coal power plant operating well and benefitting locals

Views - 1086 Friday, 3 July 2015 00:10

  The Norochcholai coal power plant is Sri Lanka’s first and only large coal power plant. China is the only country in the world to help Sri Lanka build a large, modern and efficient coal plant by providing loans, techn


Livestock feed to overtake biofuel in grain demand growth: FAO/OECD

Views - 587 Friday, 3 July 2015 00:10

PARIS (Reuters): Livestock feed will surpass biofuels as the main source of growth in global grain consumption in the next 10 years as emerging countries consume more animal protein while lower oil prices and policy changes end a decade of high de


PUCSL presentations at Technical Session of Energy Symposium 2015

Views - 620 Friday, 3 July 2015 00:09

Two technical papers were presented at the Energy Trends on Demand Management Technical Session of Energy Symposium Sri Lanka 2015 on a new system based on a community driven management solution to streamline the management of Lighting for Roads a


Lankan energy team attends training program in Bavaria, Germany

Views - 632 Friday, 3 July 2015 00:09

For the third consecutive year, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology in Germany together with the Bavarian Employers Association bfz organised a technical training program on renewable energy for a group of Sri Lanka e


SAARC energy independence by 2030 to create liveable planet Earth: Dr. Abdul Kalam

Views - 725 Monday, 29 June 2015 00:00

Former President of India Dr. Abdul Kalam delivering the inaugural speech at the International Energy Symposium organised by the Ministry of Power and Energy in Colombo on Friday (26) emphasised the need for mem


Sailing through wind energy for a sustainable future

Views - 1029 Wednesday, 10 June 2015 00:00

  By Amila Withanaarachchi Department of Industrial Management University of Kelaniya ‘Energy can neither be created nor be destroyed, but it can be transferred from one form to the other’ – this is t


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Spotlight on Franco-German Human Rights Award winner, Sri Lanka’s Shreen Saroor

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Noted Sri Lankan human rights campaigner Shreen Abdul Saroor received the Franco-German Human Rights Award at a ceremony on Monday in the presence of Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera and the German Ambassador to Sri Lanka Jörn Rohde


Thoughts on the Budget and what comes next

Friday, 15 December 2017

The recent Budget definitely improves on previous budgets. It is a promising debut for Mangala Samaraweera, the new Finance Minister. He sees...


2017 a decisive year; what’s in store for 2018?

Friday, 15 December 2017

‘Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World’ is be the goal of the World Bank and the IMF in 2018. In the last 12 months the global...


Call to probe Lanka’s trade with Singapore and UAE for black money transactions

Friday, 15 December 2017

Sri Lankan economist Dr. Muttukrishna Sarvananthan has called for a probe into the financing of the substantial trade between Sri Lanka and countries like Singapore and the UAE, to check possible black money transactions


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