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Sri Lanka signs the Framework Agreement on International Solar Alliance

Sri Lanka signs the Framework Agreement on International Solar Alliance

The High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in India, Chitranganee Wagiswara signed the Framework Agreement of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) at the Ministry of External Affairs of India in New…

Sri Lanka advised to go for open source software in schools

Sri Lanka advised to go for open source software in schools

The Asian Development Bank has advised Sri Lanka to go for open source software as opposed to branded software in using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education. “Software is…

Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure and UNDP partner for HackaDev – Youth Social Innovation Challenge

Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure and UNDP partner for HackaDev – Youth Social Innovation Challenge

The Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to scale up HackaDev – Youth Social Innovation Challenge.  …

France to help Sri Lanka build mini diary network

France to help Sri Lanka build mini diary network

France will give a 13.9 million Euro concessional loan to Sri Lanka to build six hi tech mini dairies which can process up to 4,500 litres of milk a day,…

Sri Lanka tests 25MW Moragahakanda hydropower plant

Sri Lanka tests 25MW Moragahakanda hydropower plant

Sri Lanka has begun test runs on a 25 MegaWatt hydropower plant in Moragahakanda after heavy rains filled a newly built reservoir in Moragahakanda. Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena, has…

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…

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…

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…

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 funding will support 50MW of capacity and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will also…

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 the establishment of 90 small scale solar power plants in addition to…