Energy

ICC Green Energy introduces machine converting garbage to compost in 24 hours

Views - 173 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

ICC Green Energy, an arm of reputable general contractor, International Construction Consortium Ltd. (ICC) introduces a range of garbage composter machines that can convert organic waste in to compost within just 24 hours. The range of machines cover


SAARC mulls regulatory benchmarks for power trade

Views - 60 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka is focused on becoming part of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) energy ring to build regulatory frameworks and other mechanisms to potentially trade power with its neighbours, particularly India. 


St. Theresa Industries: Empowering lifeblood of the nation for 45 years

Views - 299 Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:00

By Hiyal Biyagamage “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them”; the famous quote from Walt Disney, the pioneer of the American animation industry, is the customary mantra of any entrepreneur in the world. For every one o


Clarion holds ‘It’s all about saving your money’ workshop to introduce energy conserving technology

Views - 91 Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:00

Clarion International Ltd. (brand name Clarion Energy) (www.clarionsrilanka.com) has been in the forefront of green technology offering energy saving solutions to over 1,300 leading Sri Lankan companies for almost three decades. It has contributed t


ECCSL partners with Solar Show Sri Lanka 2018

Views - 89 Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:00

The Solar Show Sri Lanka 2018 is pleased to welcome on board The European Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (ECCSL) as a Supporting Partner. Launching on 28-29 November at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre, The Solar Show Sri Lanka 2018


New power plant to empower North

Views - 122 Thursday, 27 September 2018 01:19

Marking a landmark initiative aimed at making the power consumption affordable and feasible for the local community, Ceylex Ltd. signed a loan agreement with NDB bank on Friday (21) to develop two wind power projects in Chavakachcheri area of Jaffna.


PROMET wins Gold Award at Energy Efficiency Awards 2018

Views - 68 Thursday, 27 September 2018 01:18

Professional MET Consultancy Services Ltd. (PROMET) was awarded the Gold Flame, in the Technology Providers category of the Best Energy Services Company Award, in the Sri Lanka National Energy Efficiency Awards 2018 held at BMICH recently. By winnin


LAUGFS Lubricants clinches Gold Award at SLIM NASCO 2018

Views - 66 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

LAUGFS Lubricants Supervisor/Executive – Sales Dilan Wijerathna clinched the Gold Award under the Industrial, Manufacturing and Energy sector category at the National Sales Congress (NASCO), organised by Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM). SL


Lanka IOC celebrates 16 years of success in Sri Lanka

Views - 77 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

Lanka IOC Plc commemorated 16 years of operations on 29 August by organising several activities at its head office, Trincomalee Terminal and retail outlets spread across the country. Every year Lanka IOC marks ‘Lanka IOC Day’ on 29 August. This


Ceylon Petroleum Corporation: Fuelling the nation’s growth

Views - 77 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) felicitated 73 of its employees who completed 25 years of service, in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, at a grand ceremony which also marked a year since th


Asian LNG prices hit highest in over two months high on tight supply

Views - 61 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00

Singapore (Reuters): Asian spot Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) prices rose for the second straight week to their highest in over two months, buoyed by stable demand ahead of winter and as some producers curbed supply due to maintenance or disruption at


Bangladesh starts operations at country’s first LNG terminal

Views - 77 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00

Singapore/Dhaka (Reuters): Bangladesh has started operations at the country’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, the country’s energy minister said following delays related to technical problems and bad weather. The floating storage and


Access Energy Solutions reduces kilowatt consumption to 20%

Views - 53 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

Access Energy Solutions provides Sri Lankan companies with energy management solutions for electrical and thermal energy systems. The company’s unique service offering is an arrangement under which it assumes ongoing energy management responsibilit


Powering clean energy: LAUGFS launches rooftop solar project

Views - 155 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

With the commitment to minimise the environmental footprint across the group, LAUGFS Power launched an ambitious project to install solar PV systems on the rooftops of all possible premises of LAUGFS’ businesses. As the first phase of this initiat


SLRA, CEA to launch joint awareness campaign to reduce polythene/plastic usage in retail outlets

Views - 84 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Retailers’ Association (SLRA) delegation comprising of Kaushalya Perera (Director – DSI /SLRA Exco), Nisreen Rehmanjee


Hirdaramani announces completion of first stage of a long-term solar panel project

Views - 97 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

Celebrating 10 years since the opening of its flagship green facility Mihila, Asia’s first CarbonNeutral apparel factory


Crysbro gears up for sustainable future with series of eco-friendly business approaches

Views - 92 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

Gearing up for the company’s 50th milestone year in 2022, Crysbro, a pioneer in Sri Lanka’s poultry industry has initiated


France to make unrecycled plastic bottles more expensive

Views - 45 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

Paris (Reuters): France plans to make bottles produced with recycled plastic cheaper than bottles made from virgin plastic


JKH social entrepreneurship initiative Plasticcycle completes Southern Expressway project

Views - 52 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

JKH launched the Plasticcycle social entrepreneurship project in July 2017, which is an initiative aimed at reducing plastic


JLanka Technologies drives incorporation of solar technology in Sri Lanka’s educational curriculum

Views - 139 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

In the rapidly progressing solar and renewable energy landscape in Sri Lanka, JLanka Technologies – the foremost solar solutions provider of the country – has taken a leading role in promoting economical an


Green Energy Champion to promote renewable energy in SL

Views - 106 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

An initiative taken to uphold renewable energy in Sri Lanka, the Green Energy Champion 2017, recently awarded Rs. 14 million worth of facilities to the winners of its competition. The German Federal Foreign Office, together with the Ministry of Power


Electricity investments surpass oil, gas for second year running: IEA

Views - 49 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

London (Reuters): Global electricity investments exceeded those in oil and gas for the second year running in 2017 due to more spending on grids but renewable energy investment fell after years of growth,


Brightening the Pearl in the Indian Ocean with hybrid renewables

Views - 147 Wednesday, 25 July 2018 00:00

The electricity powering and the lights of your house were generated just moments ago. The way things stands today


Camso Loadstar launches largest rooftop mounted solar system in bulk consumer category: 2.8 MWp

Views - 557 Wednesday, 25 July 2018 00:00

Camso Loadstar, one of the leaders in the “off the road” tyre manufacturing in Sri Lanka, has launched the single largest


SRIKOR partners with SAMJIN Korea to introduce new Human Centric Lighting system to SL

Views - 164 Wednesday, 25 July 2018 00:00

SRIKOR Incorporation Sri Lanka together with SAMJIN Company Ltd., introduced a new Human Centric LED Lighting


National Economic Council receives JICA Electricity Master Plan Study

Views - 131 Thursday, 12 July 2018 00:21

On 10 July, a presentation on the final report of ‘The Project on Electricity Sector Master Plan Study’ was held at the National Economic Council (NEC) chaired by President Maithripala Sirisena. The key Ministers in the cabinet, including the Min


MAS Holdings mount solar panels across its manufacturing plants in Sri Lanka

Views - 132 Thursday, 12 July 2018 00:19

MAS Holdings Ltd., the region’s number one design to delivery apparel and textile solutions provider, recently announced the launch of its pioneering renewable energy drive Photon. Implemented in line with the group’s key environmental goals, Pho


Lanka IOC’s XtraPremium 95 Petrol, Lanka Super Diesel now Euro 4 standard

Views - 225 Tuesday, 3 July 2018 00:00

In line with Government directive, Lanka IOC has made available Euro 4 emission standard fuels XtraPremium 95 Petrol (Euro 4) & Lanka Super Diesel (Euro 4) through its island wide retail network with effect from 2nd July 2018. As a responsible petr


CPC introduces environment-friendly low-emission Euro 4 fuel

Views - 107 Tuesday, 3 July 2018 00:00

Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) yesterday launched European Emission Standard Euro 4fuel. The introduction of Euro 4 fuel to the local energy sector will propel the Government’s vision to transform its core energy products to meet the European E


Asia fuel oil margins to be supported through mid-year on strong demand

Views - 34 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

SINGAPORE (Reuters): Asian refining margins for fuel oil are set to hold near their current strong levels through the summer as increased use of the fuel by utilities to power air conditioners for cooling and disruptions to trade flows shrink global


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4-day work week: A solution to many problems?

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

A three-day weekend every week and only four days of work a week. The idea would seem too good to be true for many. But this is an idea that is being experimented in the West and some companies have already started out on a four-day work week. How ab


Christchurch massacre and the Australian Labor Party

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

“He sought many things from his act of terror, but one was notoriety, and that is why you will never hear me mention his name… He is a terrorist, he is a criminal, he is an extremist. But he will, when I speak, be nameless… And to others I impl


Political bait to woo the professionals or a genuine effort to build the economy?

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

It has been a forgone conclusion that Sri Lanka’s current economic woes have been precipitated by the debt burden the country has to serve in the short term and the negative Balance of Trade. Whilst improving tax collection is a temporary measure t


Handagama’s Asandimitta: Not mere psychoanalysis; sociocultural, political and economic analysis too

Monday, 25 March 2019

Sri Lanka’s award winning film director, Asoka Handagama, screened his latest creative work, Asandimitta, before an invited audience in Colombo last week. This was a prelude to its public release, which was to be commenced immediately. Handagama i


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