Author Archive for Technology

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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CEB shows total mismanagement

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

LAYANANDA ALLES, Eng.Montreal, Canada courtesy The Island This is in relation to the article by Dr. Chandre Dharmawardana, Sri Lanka’s power supply, blackouts, and how to prevent them” published in the Island Newspaper. I am an electrical engineer, who has spent the last 30 years in research and development in telecommunication systems and system reliability, […]

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Power Blackout Committee Report:Recommendations run counter to President’s policy

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

By Dr. Janaka Ratnasiri Courtesy The Island The Minister of Power, four days after assuming duties, had to face an island-wide power blackout which commenced around 12.30 pm on the 17th August and lasted up to 7-8 hours. The following day, he appointed a committee, comprising Ministry officials and power experts, to investigate the matter […]

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The latest solution to control the floods in Colombo (video)

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Flooding of many parts of Colombo, the commercial capital of the country as well as the most populous city, has been an unresolved issue for a long time. About 35% of the area in Colombo city is inundated due to unauthorized and informal constructions. Another factor is the inadequacy of canals to […]

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Tremors in Kandy – Geological officers launch investigation

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News A team of officers from the Geological Survey of Sri Lanka visited the Kandy area today to inquire into the unusual tremors that are reported to have occurred in several areas. The tremors have been felt in Kandy, Anuragama, Haragama, Gurudeniya, Thalathuoya and several other areas last night. The tremors were recorded at […]

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දුෂ්කර පළාත්වල දුවා දරුවන්ගේ වෘත්තීය පුහුණුව නැංවීමට අවශ්‍යකටයුතු සොයා බැලීම

Sunday, August 23rd, 2020

නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන, වෘත්තීය අධ්‍යාපන, පර්යේෂණ හා නව නිපැයුම් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යතුමියගේ  මාධ්‍ය ලේකම් “දුෂ්කර පළාත්වල දුවා දරුවන්ගේ වෘත්තීය පුහුණුව නැංවීමට අවශ්‍ය කටයුතු සොයා බැලීම සහ එම ආයතන පරීක්ෂා කිරිම සඳහා ඇමතිවරිය උදෑසන හදිසි මෙහෙයුමක නිරත විය.” නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන, වෘත්තීය අධ්‍යාපන, පර්යේෂණ හා නව නිපැයුම් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍ය සීතා අරඹේපොල මහත්මිය ඊයේ දින (22 දින)උදෑසනම  අනුරාධපුර […]

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දේශීය පාවහන් සහ සම්භාන්ඩ කර්මාන්තයප්‍රවර්ධනය සඳහා නව රජයෙන් වැඩපිළිවෙලක්

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

ලංකා කාර්මික සංවර්ධන මණ්ඩලය කොවිඩ් 19 වසංගත තත්ත්වය හමුවේ අඩපන වූ පාවහන් සහ සම්භාණ්ඩ කර්මාන්ත ක්ෂේත්‍රයට නව පනක් ලබාදිමේ අරමුණින් සෞභාග්‍යයේ දැක්ම ප්‍රතිපත්ති ප්‍රකාශනය අනුව ගරු කර්මාන්ත අමාත්‍ය විමල් වීරවංශ අමාත්‍යතුමාගේ දේශීය කර්මාන්ත නගාසි‍ටුවීමේ සංකල්පය මත ලංකා කාර්මික සංවර්ධන මණ්ඩලයේ සම්භාන්ඩ නිෂ්පාදන හා පාවහන් සංවර්ධන මධ්‍යස්ථානයේ මැදිහත්වීමෙන් ‘Made in Sri Lanka’ දීපව්‍යාප්ත දේශීය සම්භානණ්ඩ නිෂ්පාදන […]

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Who’s Afraid of Wimalasurendra?

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

B.D. Witharana In a series of speeches made at the State Council, especially during 1933-34, Wimalasurendra identified the broad alliance that worked against the Hydroelectric Scheme. He used different names at times to identify this alliance: ‘Big Business’, ‘Oil and Coal Combine’, ‘Almighty Oil Interests’, ‘Big Business and Alien Combines’, ‘Imperialistic Element’, ‘Big Business Element’, […]

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කොළඹ දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ ව්‍යාවසායකයන් සඳහා ව්‍යාපාරයක් ආරම්භ කිරීමට හෝ සංවර්ධනය කරගැනීම සඳහාවූ රාජ්‍ය මැදිහත් වීමක්.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

නියෝජ්‍ය අධ්‍යක්ෂ ලංකා කාර්මික සංවර්ධන මණ්ඩලය දිස්ත්‍රික් කාර්යාලය – කොළඹ වැවිලි කර්මාන්ත අමාත්‍යාංශයේ රබර් ලේකම් කාර්යාලය හා ලංකා කාර්මික සංවර්ධන මණ්ඩලයේ රබර් භාණ්ඩ සංවර්ධන හා සේවා මධ්‍යස්ථානය එක්ව රබර් ආශ්‍රිත නිෂ්පාදන පිළිබඳ දැනුවත් කිරීමේ එක් දින වැඩසටහනක් සංවිධානය කර ඇත. මෙම වැඩසටහන රබර් ආශ්‍රිත නිෂ්පාදන ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ නිරත ව්‍යවසායකයන් සහ රබර් නිෂ්පාදන ක්ෂේත්‍රයට අලුතින් එක්වීමට කැමති […]

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Do the man-made electromagnetic fields of very high-frequency help Covid-19 to mutate to become more dangerous?.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Aloysius Hettiarachchi. I am not a medic, but in this Covid-19 pandemic, the most qualified medical experts or scientists appear to be clueless as we are as to how Covid-19 behaves. Hence, I like to put the above question for our medics to ponder, giving my own observations and those of a few others. A […]

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Proposals for improvement of Digital Infrastructure to meet post-pandemic challenges

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Dr. Gamini Padmaperuma Background It was clearly observed how the existing digital infrastructure was over-stretched and overwhelmed during this difficult time, which led to computer system and website overloads or crashes. Also, long queues for securing necessary food provisions, medicines, etc. were observed. All public and private educational institutions were closed which disrupted most of […]

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Innovations via digitalization

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Aloysius Hettiarachchi Few days ago I was watching an interesting program hosted by ITN between 10pm and 12pm where the National Innovation Council chairman presented six innovations done by Sri Lankans. They were mostly the solutions related to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The chairman stated that about 250 innovation have been brought to the council […]

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Understanding Digital Technology and Fourth Industrial Revolution

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Aloysius Hettiarachchi In trying to take advantage of the lockdown that we have been subjected to, I decided to read a book on digital technology from which I had previously read here and there, this time with a determination of understanding it better. It had been written by a famous professor (US) who had inspired […]

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INNOTECH 2020 – තාක්ෂණ හා නවෝත්පාදන ජාතික ප්‍රදර්ශනය මාර්තු මස 11 වන දින සිට 14 වන දින දක්වා හෝමාගම දි.

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

ප්‍රවෘත්ති නිවේදනයයි තාක්ෂණ හා නවොත්පාදන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය උසස් අධ්‍යාපන, තාක්ෂණ හා නවෝත්පාදන අමාත්‍යාංශය (MHETI) සහ  තාක්ෂණ හා නවෝත්පාදන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය (SMTI) විසින් එම අමාත්‍යාංශ යටතේ ක්‍රියාත්මක රාජ්‍ය පර්යේෂණ ආයතන (GRI), විශ්වවිද්‍යාල සහ පෞද්ගලික අංශයේ සහයෝගීතාවෙන් සංවිධාන කරන  INNOTECH 2020  – තාක්ෂණ හා නවෝත්පාදන ජාතික  ප්‍රදර්ශනය  මාර්තු මස 11 වන දින සිට 14 වන දින දක්වා […]

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ELECTRIC POWER SHORTAGE. A SOLUTION

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Tudor Wijenayake 1. The country is facing a shortage of electricity 2. CEB is purchasing power from private suppliers paying excess of Rs 30 per unit. 3. World’s technology has advanced for solar and wind producing electricity at less than Rs.3 per unit. 4. Our country is blessed with sun’s energy throughout the year and high […]

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Solar and wind power can resolve electricity crisis, early and cheaper, if allowed

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

Tudor Wijenayake Concerns of pollution worldwide have led to an interest in renewable energy, mostly supplied from wind and solar power, delivering increasing quantities of electricity. The developments started on a small scale prior to 2010 have reached substantial proportions and are expected to meet the entire world’s power demand by 2050 The country is facing […]

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පේටන්ට් බලපත්‍ර ගොනු කිරිම පිළිබඳ නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන සහ පුහුණු වැඩමුළුවක්…

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය තාක්ෂණ හා නවෝත්පාදන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය තාක්ෂණ හා නවෝත්පාදන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය, තාක්ෂණ හා නවෝත්පාදන සම්බන්ධීකරණ ලේකම් කාර්යාලය සහ ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ජාතික බුද්ධිමය දේපල කාර්යාලය සමග එක්ව, ලෝක බුද්ධිමය දේපල සංවිධානයේ සහ ජපාන පේටන්ට් බලපත්‍ර කාර්යාලයේ සහයෝගීතාවෙන් සංවිධාන කළ පේටන්ට් බලපත්‍ර ගොනු කිරිම පිළිබඳ නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන සහ පුහුණු සිව්දින වැඩමුළුව අද දින තාක්ෂණ හා නවෝත්පාදන […]

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Can Solar Power Compete With Coal? In India, It’s Gaining Ground

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Courtesy APK Metro News In a dusty northwest India desert dotted with cows and the occasional camel, a solar-power plant is producing a few of the world’s cheapest power. In-built 2018 by India’s Acme Photo voltaic Holdings Ltd., it may possibly generate 200 megawatts of electrical energy, sufficient to energy all of the properties in […]

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Russia Could Build Nuclear Power Plant in Sri Lanka – Ambassador

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Courtesy Sputnik MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia could build a nuclear power plant (NPP) in Sri Lanka someday, considering the growing energy demand in the country, Russian Ambassador to Colombo Yury Materiy has said in an interview with Sputnik. Since the Sri Lankan government favours pollution-free energy and aims at gradually replacing coal and oil with gas and […]

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Titanium Sands assays confirm depth resource potential at Sri Lankan heavy mineral sands project

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Emma Davies Courtesy  Proactive Investors Australia he Mannar Island project has power, road and rail infrastructure, is backed by a government supportive of foreign investment and is ideally situated for product export to Asian markets. Panning of RC aircore samples from below the water table at the Mannar Island project Titanium Sands Ltd‘s (ASX:TSL) initial assay […]

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Demystifying University Colleges as a Modality of Technical Education

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

Prof. Chandana Jayalath As a matter of way out of the subdued economic growth, the Sri Lankan government recognizes the need to increase the employability rates of the youth. To that end, the ministries in the subject of skills development, vocational training and youth affairs have been tasked with providing technical and vocational training to […]

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කෘෂිකාර්මික ගණුදෙනු පහසු කිරීමට ගොවිපොළ යෙදුම (App) ජනගත කෙරේ-‘Govipola’ app launched to facilitate agro transactions

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Ada Derana

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The Failure of Industries in Sri Lanka is the cause of its unemployment and poverty

Friday, December 27th, 2019

By Dr Garvin Karunaratne, formerly of the SLAS

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Applying Brakes on solar energy utilization is not the solution for sustainable development of Sri Lanka

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

By IM Dharmadasa, Leslie Dep, Jayantha Silva, Lakshman Dissanayake and Oliver Ileperuma August 2, 2019, 8:47 pm  According to the news items in the local press during the first week of June 2019, the “Surya Bala Sangramaya” programme launched in 2016 seems to be on the verge of collapse. The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and […]

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India’s energy challenge.

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

BP Advertisement As billions of people lift themselves out of poverty, we’ll need a lot more energy. But at the same time emissions need to reduce dramatically. This is the dual challenge the world faces. India, with its growing, increasingly prosperous population – and where emissions have risen sharply – captures the complexity of this challenge […]

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Ethiopia, China, Sri Lanka to spur cooperation in renewable energy technologies

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Xinhua ADDIS ABABA, July 31 — Officials from Ethiopia, China and Sri Lanka on Wednesday vowed to spur trilateral partnership under the South-South cooperation modality in the renewable energy technologies sector. They disclosed the joint commitments in the renewable energy technologies sector in here on Wednesday during a high-level workshop, which focused on a trilateral […]

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