Finnish firm to produce alternative energy from sea waves

Finnish firm to produce alternative energy from sea waves

Finland-based AW Energy, an ocean wave energy company, is working with the Government of Sri Lanka to set up a project to harness the potential of ocean wave energy around the southern coast of Sri Lanka. Wave energy is the largest untapped form of renewable energy in the…

JICA to provide Doppler Weather Radar Network to Sri Lanka

JICA to provide Doppler Weather Radar Network to Sri Lanka

 Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a grant agreement with Sri Lanka to establish a Doppler Weather Radar Network in the country. The agreement was signed between Treasury Secretary R.H. Samaratunga and Chief Representative of JICA Sri Lanka Office Fusato Tanaka recently with a view to provide the…

Sri Lanka to draft Bio Safety Bill to counter gene technology

Sri Lanka to draft Bio Safety Bill to counter gene technology

 Sri Lanka will draft a Bio Safety Bill to minimize damage caused to biodiversity by the release of organisms created by gene technology, a statement on cabinet decisions said. “Sri Lanka is a member of the Cartagena Protocol on Bio–safety, hence, legal provisions should be introduced to minimize…

Rooftop solar in Sri Lanka gets $50m boost

Rooftop solar in Sri Lanka gets $50m boost

Sri Lanka has been granted a $50 million (£37m) loan to help fund rooftop solar power projects. The…

Cabinet approves setting up 150 small scale solar power plants

Cabinet approves setting up 150 small scale solar power plants

Sri Lanka’s cabinet nod has been received to implement the second stage of the Suryabala Sangramaya Programme with…

Colombo Municipal Council to set up 20 free Wi-Fi zones

Colombo Municipal Council to set up 20 free Wi-Fi zones

Sri Lanka’s government has taken steps to create 100 Wi-Fi zones in the Colombo city as a first…

Feasibility Study on establishment of ICT Hub completed

Feasibility Study on establishment of ICT Hub completed

The Exim Bank of Korea has completed the KSP-ADB Joint Consulting Program for establishment of an ICT hub…

Researcher from Sri Lanka’s LIRNEAsia to chair ITU expert session

Researcher from Sri Lanka’s LIRNEAsia to chair ITU expert session

Shazna Zuhyle, a researcher from Colombo-based LIRNEAsia, a regional policy research body will chair an International Telecommunication Union…

Norwegian Research Vessel in SL to assess marine resources

Norwegian Research Vessel in SL to assess marine resources

The planning seminar is taking place in Colombo for the new Norwegian Research vessel Dr Fridtjof Nansen to…

Medical students in Sri Lanka asked to return home

Medical students in Sri Lanka asked to return home

The Department of Adult and Higher Education (DAHE) has issued a circular asking Bhutanese medical students in Sri…

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