The Government has already achieved the target of hundred percent electrification in the country and there is hardly a village without power in Sri Lanka at present, Power and Renewable Energy, Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera said. Last year alone, 262,000 new electricity connections were provided at a cost...
Local news.lk Tags: Print Edition Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said that he has got the approval of the cabinet and the budget to establish solar panels on the roofs of all public institutions and thereby generate solar power. He said that the ongoing ‘Surya Bala Sangramaya’ project targets to establish...
Sri Lanka to conduct tsunami drill today Sun, Nov 5, 2017, 01:18 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Nov 05, Colombo: The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) of Sri Lanka said today is the International Tsunami awareness day and it will conduct an evacuation drill in coastal districts of the...
Feb 02, 2018 The High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in India, Chitranganee Wagiswara, has signed the Framework Agreement of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) at the Ministry of External Affairs of India in New Delhi, recently.ISA was conceived as a coalition of solar resource-rich countries to address their special energy...
Local Shenali Godakumbura   Recommendations submitted by the Ministerial Subcommittee appointed to resolve issues faced by individuals affected by the Uma Oya Multipurpose Project were approved by the Cabinet Ministers today. The Cabinet Ministers ordered to implement the suggested recommendations with immediate effect. Following are the approved recommendations: Construction of six...
Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka was entrusted with the task of clearing blocked canals in and around Colombo. The Cabinet Sub-Committee which met on Wednesday gave the full authority to Minister Ranawaka on this regard. The Minister, who was previously given full authority to ensure proper and efficient...
President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the officials to complete the implementation of proper waste management programme in the country by December. This is in accordance with the Government policy of providing a permanent solution for the garbage disposal issue by next year. He has given these instructions during a discussion on streamlining...
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to support the construction of a 100 MW wind farm in Sri Lanka with a $200 million loan. Accrding to a report in the Modern Power systems website the wind farm, located in Mannar Island in the north of Sri Lanka, is considered to...
Local Chamikara WEERASINGHE Tags: Print Edition The area around Water’s Edge hotel, Battaramulla is set to become the best city of recreation and leisure in the coming years, Megapolis and Western Development Minister Champika Ranawaka yesterday said. “Moves are afoot to convert the area into a sustainable dengue free zone as part of constructing...
Residents of the rural Sri Lankan village of Pitekele relied on the nearby rainforest as a source of food, fuel, fiber and medicine for millennia until it was made into a park. The forest’s new conservation status and strict rules for accessing...
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