Sri Lanka to cancel Indian coal plant deal; proposes LNG instead

Sri Lanka to cancel Indian coal plant deal; proposes LNG instead

Sri Lanka will cancel plans for a 500 megawatt Indian-built coal-fired power plant at its strategic eastern port city of Trincomalee and will instead opt for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) power plant, a cabinet minister said late on Tuesday. Chandima Weerakkody, Sri Lanka’s petroleum minister, said President…

South Asia supports falling Indian engineering exports

South Asia supports falling Indian engineering exports

Sri Lanka helped to boost India‚Äôs engineering exports as it emerged as the next best market after the US and UAE, for the Indian shipments with $2.63 billion during April-February 2015-16 period. The US market was at the top with $6.31 billion billing followed by the UAE at…

Western arms contractors worried over success of Indian Tejas Jet

Western arms contractors worried over success of Indian Tejas Jet

Leading defence and aeronautical firms of the West are reportedly worried over the success of the Tejas Trainer Jet, especially as India is expected to bag the first contracts for the trainer jet from Sri Lanka and Egypt. The Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) is a supersonic, single-seat,…

Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh emerge as key markets for Indian engineering exports: EEPC chairman

Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh emerge as key markets for Indian engineering exports: EEPC chairman

Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh have emerged as the major destinations for India’s engineering exports together accounting for…

Japanese university demonstrates remotely powered electric car

Japanese university demonstrates remotely powered electric car

A team at the Toyohashi University of Technology on Friday unveiled a prototype electric vehicle that gets power…

Volkswagen gets Kuliyapitiya land

Volkswagen gets Kuliyapitiya land

A land in the Kuliyapitiya area was secured for setting up the Volkswagen assembly plant in Sri Lanka.…

Japanese court upholds restart of nuclear reactors

Japanese court upholds restart of nuclear reactors

A Japanese high court rejected Wednesday an appeal by local residents seeking to halt operations at two nuclear…

Pakistan Parliament run entirely on solar power

Pakistan Parliament run entirely on solar power

The Pakistan Parliament yesterday became the first in the world to completely run on solar power, a venture…

Google’s Internet-Beaming ‘Project Loon’ balloons take flight in Sri Lanka

Google’s Internet-Beaming ‘Project Loon’ balloons take flight in Sri Lanka

Google’s “Project Loon” experiment, which uses balloons to bring high-speed Internet access to people, has taken flight this…

India offers aid to Sri Lanka In IT Sector

India offers aid to Sri Lanka In IT Sector

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said that India is ready to assist Sri Lanka in the information…

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