Author Archive for Technology

Exploding Gas Appliances in Sri Lanka

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Sarath Bulathsinghala 4 Dec 2021 The ‘experts’ – the politicians, the administrators, and the businessmen are trying to ‘rediscover the wheel’! A few days ago, we witnessed parliamentarians, administrators, and perhaps businessmen with vested interests in the ‘gas saga’ sitting together to find solutions for the gas explosions happening throughout Sri Lanka. Is this the […]

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Litro urges consumers not to test gas cylinders at home for leaks

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Litro Gas Lanka Ltd. has warned consumers no Litro Gas Lanka Ltd. today (Dec. 01) warned the consumers not to test their gas cylinders at home using methods such as soap water. At a media briefing, Director of Sales and Marketing of Litro Gas Lanka, Janaka Pathirathna said people using soap water to […]

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Ministerial Consultative Committee on Trade takes up gas cylinder issue

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A special meeting of the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Trade was held in Parliament today (01) to seek the views and solutions of several parties regarding the sudden spike in gas cylinder-related incidents reported over the past couple of days. The Ministerial Consultative Committee met under the chairmanship of Minister of Trade Bandula […]

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Russia to assist in generating low-cost electricity using nuclear power

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Russian Federation has agreed to explore the possibility of generating low-cost electricity in Sri Lanka through new sources such as nuclear power. The decision was revealed following a meeting held between Russian Ambassador Yuri B. Materiy and Power Minister Gamini Lokuge at the Ministry. The ambassador said Sri Lanka should […]

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Save Parakrama Samudraya

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

Bandula Kendaragama, Dam Safety Consultant, Melbourne, Australia This article is written based on information collated through consultations that were recently submitted as a technical report to His Excellency Gotabhaya Rajapaksaand other relevant government authorities. The consultations were among those who had been interested in dam safety and were directly involved in managing the Narrowly-Missed” breach […]

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Policies call for coordination in power sector

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

by Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island The material presented below relates to the policies explored by successive governments to meet the rising demands for water and electric power. Consequently, the policies adopted are with the intention of either increasing demands for water and power generation capacities, directly or indirectly, as a byproduct of another policy. […]

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LNG Scam is a Hangman’s Noose

Monday, October 4th, 2021

by Kumar David Courtesy The Island There has been a news blackout on the liquid natural gas (LNG) deal that Basil Rajapaksa’s Ministry has entered into with the American company New Fortress Energy (NFE). The Sunday Island Editorial last week 26 September expressed concern about lack of transparency of facts and secrecy in negotiations. The […]

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ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ දේශපාලනය නිසා ඇතිවන අන්තර්ජාල සුන්බුන්

Sunday, September 5th, 2021

ෂම්මි උයනගේ පරිගණක මෘදුකාංග ඉංජිනේරු පෘථිවියට කඩා වැටෙමින් තිබූ චීනයේ විශාලතම ලෝන් මාච් රොකට්ටුවේ අවශේෂ කොටස් මැයි 9 වන දින ග්‍රිනිච් වේලාවෙන් 0224 ට වායුගෝලයට ඇතුළු වූ අතර දේශාංශ 72.47 ක් සහ අක්ෂාංශ 2.65 ක් උතුරින් පිහිටි ඉන්දියන් සාගරයේ ස්ථානයකට කඩා වැටුණු බව ජාත්‍යන්තර මාධ්‍ය වාර්තා කර සිටියි.” 2020 නොවැම්බර් 06 වෙනිදා නිකුත් කරන ලද […]

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Government is Actively Pursuing Block-Chain Technology to Facilitate Digital Currencies: Minister Namal Rajapaksa.

Friday, August 27th, 2021

Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Development Coordination and Supervision, State Ministry of Digital Technology and Enterprise Development. The State Minister of Digital Technology and Enterprise Development Hon. Namal Rajapaksa delivered the keynote address on the theme “Digital Inclusion and Transformation in South Asia” at a virtual event that took place on Friday, Aug. […]

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Could the electric tuk-tuk be a success in Sri Lanka?

Monday, August 16th, 2021

Courtesy BBC There are over one million tuk-tuks (also known as auto rickshaws) in Sri Lanka. They are cheap to use but can also be very polluting. Now electric tuk-tuks are being developed as well as conversion kits to change petrol powered vehicles to run on batteries. But will they take off? The Travel Show’s […]

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Sri Lanka rules out new coal power, promotes rooftop solar

Monday, August 16th, 2021

By Joe Lo Courtesy Climate Home news The government wants 70% of the island’s electricity to come from renewables by 2030 and is offering cheap loans to install rooftop solar. Solar panels being installed in Sri Lanka (Photo: World Bank/Dominic Sansoni/Flickr) Sri Lanka will stop building coal-fired power plants and double the share of its electricity from […]

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Sri Lanka targets 70 percent renewable energy goal by 2030

Friday, August 6th, 2021

Courtesy INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY ECONOMICS AND FINANCIAL ANALYSIS Sri Lanka will mandate a 70 percent renewable energy share by 2030 forcing state-run Ceylon Electricity Board to prepare a long term generation plan to that effect, renewable energy minister Duminda Dissanayake said. We have decided to produce 70 percent of the electricity from renewable energy by […]

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සූම් අධිකරණ‍ය සහ ඉස්මතු කරගත යුතු අපේ කම

Saturday, July 10th, 2021

ෂම්මි උයනගේ (පරිගණක විද්‍යා විශේෂවේදී – කොළඹ විශ්ව විද්‍යාලය) පරිගණක මෘදුකාංග ඉංජිනේරු කොරෝනා වසංගත තත්වය හමුවේ අධිකරණ කටයුතු ඉදිරියට පවත්වාගෙනයාම සඳහා සූම් තාක්ෂණය භාවිතා කිරීම සම්බන්ධව මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන් මහතා විසින් ලියන ලද ලිපියක් ලංකා වෙබ් අඩවියෙහි පළ වී තිබුණි (එම ලිපිය සඳහා මෙතනින් පිවිසෙන්න). සූම් ආයතනයේ අයිතිකරු වන චීනයේ උපත ලද අවුරුදු 50ක් වයසැති එරික් […]

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G7 nations to agree tough measures on burning coal to tackle climate change

Sunday, June 13th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana World leaders meeting in Cornwall are to adopt strict measures on coal-fired power stations as part of the battle against climate change. The G7 group will promise to move away from coal plants, unless they have technology to capture carbon emissions. It comes as Sir David Attenborough warned that humans could be on […]

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Oil spill preparations underway for stricken ship off Sri Lanka

Monday, June 7th, 2021

Article by Adam Duckett Courtesy Chemical Engineer EXPERTS have begun modelling how oil might spill from a cargo ship that caught fire off the coast of Sri Lanka and then sank. It had been transporting toxic chemicals and plastic pallets, and efforts are now underway to clean up the pollution that is washing up on […]

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සූර්යබල ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ හරිත රැකියා සදහා නව ප්‍රවේශයක් සිසුන් පුහුණු කිරීමේ පළමු අදියර සාර්ථකව නිමාවට .

Sunday, May 9th, 2021

සූර්යබල, සුළං සහ ජලවිදුලි ජනන ව්‍යාපෘති සංවර්ධන අමාත්‍යාංශය ශ්‍රී ලංකා සුනිත්‍ය බලශක්ති අධිකාරිය සහ ජාතික ආධුනිකත්ව හා කාර්මික පුහුණු කිරීම් අධිකාරිය එක්ව ක්‍රියාත්මක කරනු ලබන සූර්ය ප්‍රකාශ වෝල්ටීයතා පද්ධති (Solar  PV Technology) කාර්මික  ශිල්පී පුහුණු පාඨමාලාවේ NVQ – 04 මට්ටමේ පළමු කණ්ඩායමේ සිසුන් සිය පුහුණුව සාර්ථකව නිම කරනු ලැබිණ. සූර්ය බල , සුලං හා ජලවිදුලි […]

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Viper Networks Signs $150 Million JV Agreement with BIET Group to Launch Renewable Energy Power Generation Projects Using an Innovative Hybrid PV-Thermal Technology

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

Source: Viper Networks, Inc. TROY, Mich., April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Viper Networks, Inc. (Pink Sheets: VPER), is pleased to announce that the Company has signed a Joint Venture agreement with BIET Technologies Group to partner on the deployment of renewable energy power projects in several countries including USA, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Malawi. […]

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Citizen Centric Digital Government being set up: President

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

BY AAZAM AMEEN courtesy The Morning.lk In his address to the audience at the virtual event inaugurating Sri Lanka Internet Day 2021 held on the 6th and 7th of April, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa pledged to set up a Citizen Centric Digital Government for the convenience of Sri Lanka’s citizens. Stressing on the fact that a technology […]

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Four elevated railway tracks to be constructed in Colombo

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to construct four elevated railway tracks in the city of Colombo. The project will be implemented as a private-public partnership covering the Colombo city, Cabinet Co-Spokesperson Minister Udaya Gammanpila said during the press briefing held this morning (March 30) to announce Cabinet decisions. The four railway […]

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First electricity power plant using waste to open on Feb. 17: Power Minister

Friday, February 12th, 2021

Chaturanga Samarawickrama Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka’s first power plant to generate electricity using garbage and other bio mass set up at Kerawalapitiya at Hendala, Wattala will be added to the national grid next Wednesday (17) Power Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said. Addressing an event he said the plant will be vasted to the public […]

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ලංකා ජර්මානු කාර්මික අභ්‍යාස ආයතනයට අනුබද්ධ ආණමඩුවකලාපීය මධ්‍යස්ථානයේ කෘෂි යන්ත‍්‍ර උපකරණ කාර්මික ශිල්පි පාඨමාලාව සදහා අයදුම්පත්කැදවයි

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

ප‍්‍රවෘත්තී නිවේදනය නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන, වෘත්තීය අධ්‍යාපන පර්යේෂණ හා නව නවෝත්පාදන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය          අතිගරු ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමන්ගේ පදවි ප‍්‍රාප්තියට සමගාමීව සෞභාග්‍යයේ ඉදිරි දැක්ම  වැඩපිළිවෙළ යටතේ පුත්තලම දිස්ත‍්‍රික්කයේ ආණමඩුව ප‍්‍රදේශයේ ජාතික නිවාස සංවර්ධන  අධිකාරිය සතු ගොඩනැගිලි සහිත ඉඩම ලංකා ජර්මානු කාර්මික අභ්‍යාස ආයතනය වෙත පැවරීමේ අවබෝධතා ගිවිසුම අත්සන් කිරිම පසුගියදා සිදුකෙරිණි. ඒ […]

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Sri Lanka’s largest wind power plant joins national grid

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s first state-owned wind-powered electricity generating plant was declared open in Mannar this morning (December 08). Located in Mannar ‘Thambapavani’ is the largest wind power plant complex in the country. Marking a historic milestone in Sri Lanka’s power generation, the power plant was declared open by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. The phase […]

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සූර්යයා බබළවන්න: මිනිසාගේ ප්‍රයෝජනයට නොගෙන එක ෆෝටෝනයක් වත් නාස්ති වීමට ඉඩ නොදෙන්න

Saturday, November 28th, 2020

Rohan Abeygunawardena Professor Ravi P. Silva  (පරිවර්තනය කළේ ගම්පහ ආනන්ද වික්‍රමාරච්චි විසිනි) කොරෝනා වයිරස් හෝ කොවිඩ්19 වසංගතය මුළු ලොවටම අහිතකර ලෙස බලපා බොහෝ රටවල් සම්පූර්ණයෙන් වසා දැමීමට භේතුවී ඇත. දැන් ආර්ථික විශේෂඥයන්  සාකච්ඡා කරන්නේ ‘නව ආර්ථික පිළිවෙලක්’ ස්ථාපිත කිරීම සහ ඉදිරියට යා හැකි මාර්ග පිළිඹඳවය. වර්තමාන පරම්පරාව දැනුවත් කරලීම සඳහා උතුරු මැද පළාතේ වැසි ජලය […]

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Sri Lanka seeks consultants for $100m solar project

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

PV Magazine The project will be developed under a credit line facility from the Exim Bank of India. The Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority has issued a tender to seek consultants for the pre-feasibility study of a large scale PV power plant. The project will be developed under a $100 million credit line facility from the Exim […]

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Do you bury your dead computer?

Monday, November 16th, 2020

By P.K. Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy NewsIn.Asia The problem of e-waste looms large for Sri Lanka as unsafe disposal poses grave risks to the environment and human health Colombo, November 16: Last week a news item reminded Sri Lankans of a major problem they might face in the coming years – the accumulation of e-waste, a dangerous […]

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Largest wind power plant in the country to add 100 Megawatt to the national grid (Video)

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Minister of Power and Energy Dullas Alahapperuma states that more than 100 mega watts could be added to the national grid using wind power before the end of this year. The Minister said this while inspecting the construction work of the Mannar Wind Power Plant, the largest wind power plant under […]

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The urgent need for a Building Code for Sri Lanka

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

A. Hettiarachchi The recent unfortunate incident where three lives were lost due to a building collapse in Kandy prompted me to write this article. About six months ago there was a ‘Question Time Meeting ‘ of a professional association allied to building construction industry held in Wijerama Mawatha in Colombo 7. The topic of that […]

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Special unit to bring technology, research and innovation related services closer to general public

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Skills Development, Vocational Education, Research and Innovation has initiated measures to setup a coordinating unit to bring Technology, Research and Innovation related services closer to the general public, as well as to provide technical guidance in addressing the issues related to the said fields faced by the general public, in pursuance […]

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Sri Lankan Economy Further Disrupted by Covid 19 – Work.lk Founder

Monday, September 7th, 2020

Team at E-Future Tech Systems E-Future Tech Systems (Pvt) Ltd Celebrates 3rd Anniversary with a Bang  In addition to ensuring a safe and healthy working environments, Sri Lankan businesses must innovate and adapt workplaces as the Covid-19 Global Pandemic has brought forward a transition in to on-line work practices while creating new vistas for freelancer […]

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ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ව්‍යාපාර කෝවිඩ් 19 වසංගතයට මුහුණ දීම සඳහා නව්‍යකරණය විය යුතුය

Monday, September 7th, 2020

ඊ–ෆියුචර් ටෙක් සිස්ටම්ස්   කණ්ඩායම ඊ–ෆියුචර් ටෙක් සිස්ටම්ස් තෙවන සංවත්සරය උත්කර්ෂයෙන් සමරයි කෝවිඩ් 19 ගෝලීය වසංගතය හේතුකොටගෙන ඇතිවු නව වාතාවරණයට මුහුණදීමට ශ්‍රී ලාංකීය ව්‍යාපාර ආරක්ෂිත හා සෞඛ්‍ය සම්පන්න සේවා පරිසරයක් සහතික කරලීමට අමතරව, ව්‍යාපාර නව්‍යකරණය හා සේවා ස්ථාන සහමුලින්ම පරිවර්තනයක් සිදුකළ යුතු බව work.lk, jobpal.lk සහ rubik.lk නිර්මාතෘ අංජන රත්නායක මහතා පවසා සිටි. කෝවිඩ් 19 ගෝලීය […]

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