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Sri Lanka to purchase oil from Iran on government to government deal

Monday, September 26th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka is to purchase crude oil from Iran on a government to government deal, a Minister said today. Foreign Minister Ali Sabry told Daily Mirror over the phone that he had a cordial discussion with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on the sidelines of the 77th Session of the UN […]

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Sri Lanka to call for immediate tender on Tue to procure coal

Saturday, September 24th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka will be calling for an immediate tender on Tuesday (Sep. 27) to procure coal for the Lakvijaya power plant in Norochcholai after the coal tender that was awarded on August 25 was cancelled, says General Manager of Lanka Coal Company, Namal Hewage. On Sep. 23, Minister of Power & Energy Kanchana […]

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පන්සලේ ලයිටි බිල ලක්ෂ පහහමාරයි

Friday, September 23rd, 2022

උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප (යොහාන් භාසුර) විහාරස්ථානයක් මාසයකදී විදුලි ඒකක 8,500 ක් පාවිච්චි කිරීම නිසා රුපියල් ලක්‍ෂ පහමාරක විදුලි බිලක් ලැබී ඇති බවත් මෙවැනි ආකාරයට දැවැන්ත විදුලි පරිභෝජනයක් කරන ආගමික ස්ථාන පිළිබඳව රජය මැදිහත්විය යුතු බවත් මහජන උපයෝගිතා කොමිසමේ සභාපති ජනක රත්නායක මහතා පැවසීය. එම විහාරස්ථානයේ පසුගිය මස විදුලි බිල රුපියල් 80,000 ක් යැයි එම විහාරස්ථානයෙන් පැමිණිල්ලක් […]

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ප‍්‍රකට පන්සලක AC යන්ත‍්‍ර 15ක්.. AC නැතිනම් බිල ඉතා සාමාන්‍යයි.

Friday, September 23rd, 2022

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් අගනුවර ආසන්න ප්‍රධාන පෙළේ විහාරස්ථානයක වායු සමීකරණ යන්ත්‍ර 10-15 අතර ප‍්‍රමාණයක් සවිකර ඇති බව වාර්තා වෙයි. මේ බව හෙළි වී ඇත්තේ මෑතකදී රජය විසින් ආගමික මධ්‍යස්ථාන සඳහා විදුලි බිල නැංවීමත් සමග එම පන්සලට සුර්ය බල පද්ධතියක් සවි කිරීම සඳහා ආයතනයක් ගිය අවස්ථාවේදීය. ස්ථාන පරීක්ෂාව සඳහා පැමිණි නිලධාරියා දැනුම් දී ඇත්තේ […]

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President writes to Mahanayake Theros regarding electricity tariff revisions

Friday, September 23rd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana President Ranil Wickremesinghe has expressed his gratitude to the Venerable Maha Sangha for their contribution to conserving electricity at religious shrines and the precedent it sets for society. The President said this in a special letter today (23) addressed to the Maha Nayaka Theras’ of the Malwathu, Asgiri, Amarapuraand Ramanya Chapters about the […]

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Sri Lanka, Russia continue talks on loan for Russian oil products: Minister

Saturday, September 17th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror he Sri Lankan authorities continue negotiations with Russia on the provision of a loan to buy Russian fuel, Minister of Transport and Highways Bandula Gunawardena said. “We can manage that crisis because previous months we were facing the crisis, but now we slowly recover from economic crisis and foreign exchange crisis. […]

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ගෝඨාභයගේ සුරතලා පාඩු ලබන මණ්ඩලයේ කෝටි ගාණක් විනාශ කළේ මෙහෙමයි….

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

 lanka C news හිටපු ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ සුරතලා විදුලිබල මන්ඩලයේ කෝටි ගණන් විනාශ කළ බව සුර්ය බල ඉදිකිරීම් සංගමය චෝදනා කරයි. එහි සභාපති වෛද්‍ය සම්පත් ශ්‍යාම් පතිරාජ මහතා මේ බව කියා සිටියේ අන්තර්ජාල නාලිකාවක සාකච්චාවකට එක්වෙමිනි. අදානි සමූහයේ ගිවිසුමට සුනිත්‍ය බලශක්ති අධිකාරියේ නිලධාරීන් අකමැති නිසා ගෙදර එවූ බවත් පැවසූ ඔහු සූර්ය බලශක්ති ව්‍යාපෘති වලට […]

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Discussions on renewable energy investments in SL – PMD

Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News President and Australian High Commissioner in Preliminary discussions on renewable energy investments in SL A preliminary round of discussions was held between President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Australian High Commissioner Paul Stephens to explore the opportunities for investment in the renewable energy sector in Sri Lanka. The discussion was held at the Presidential Secretariat […]

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If Ven. Sobhitha doesn’t pay his bills, disconnection of power inevitable: Minister

Monday, September 12th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Power and Energy minister Kanchana Wijesekera said that if the temples do not pay their electricity bills, it will result in disconnection. While responding to the statement made by the former parliamentarian and Leader of the Jathika Hela Urumaya, Ven. Omalpe Sobhitha Thera, the minister said that if the prelate falls […]

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Interim measures for energy needs

Sunday, September 11th, 2022

by Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island According to a media report the Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera has set up a committee to evaluate renewable energy project proposals…with the aim of identifying the obstacles to the quick implementation of renewable projects and providing solutions for them” (Daily News, August 27, 2022). This step has […]

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Legal action against misleading, false statements on coal procurement

Saturday, September 10th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Power & Energy Kanchana Wijesekera has held a discussion with the officials of Lanka Coal Company and the supplier who was awarded the coal term tender. The coal procurement for the Lakvijaya Power Station in Norochcholai was taken up for discussion at this meeting. Due to various misleading statements that were […]

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Govt to suspend purchase of fossil fuel-powered vehicles for state sector

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News The government has decided to suspend the purchase of vehicles powered by fossil fuels for the state sector, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said delivering the interim budget speech in the parliament today. As per this policy, only electric-powered vehicles will be purchased for the use of the public sector in the future. Meanwhile, […]

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SL envoy woos Chinese investment in solar, wind energy

Monday, August 29th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lankan Ambassador to China Dr. Palitha Kohona said Sri Lanka is an ideal spot for solar energy development and also wind energy development and China can be a big help as we transition to clean energy. We would be able to address a huge part of our energy crisis by […]

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Sri Lanka launches tender for 100 MW solar park

Monday, August 29th, 2022

Courtesy pv magazine The Sri Lankan authorities are seeking a developer to build a 100 MW solar project on a build-own-operate basis, in addition to a new 132 kV transmission line. The facility will sell power to the Ceylon Electricity Board under a 20-year power purchase agreement. The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), Sri Lanka’s largest electricity supplier, has […]

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Twenty-four foreign firms interested in Sri Lankan petroleum business: Official

Monday, August 29th, 2022

Courtesy Peoples Gazette The interested countries are the UAE, Saudi Arabia, U.S., China, India, Russia, Britain, Malaysia, Norway, and the Philippines. At least 24 foreign companies are interested in the petroleum business in Sri Lanka, a government official said on Monday. The companies are from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, the United States, […]

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24 companies interested in petroleum business in SL: Minister.

Sunday, August 28th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Twenty-four companies from UAE, Saudi Arabia, USA, China, India, Russia, UK, Malaysia, Norway and Philippines have submitted proposals for the Expressions of Interest (EOI)s to engage in the petroleum business in Sri Lanka, Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said. He said the committee appointed by the ministry will evaluate proposals, […]

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Is nuclear power appropriate for Sri Lanka?

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

By P.K. Balachandran Courtesy Ceylon Today In his address to the Advocata Institute in Colombo, earlier this month, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said:I think we need to seriously consider getting a report on using nuclear energy in Sri Lanka.”In the current context of national penury, any plan to go for nuclear energy will seem far-fetched, even […]

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Price of kerosene increased by Rs. 253 per litre

Sunday, August 21st, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The price of kerosene will be increased by Rs. 253.00 effective from midnight today (Aug 21), the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) says. Accordingly, the revised price of kerosene per litre will be raised from Rs. 87.00 to Rs. 340.00.

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Fuel distribution to 12 filling stations to be suspended

Friday, August 19th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Distributing fuel to 12 filling stations that have failed to comply with the guidelines will be suspended, Minister of Power & Energy Kanchana Wijesekera says. The decision was taken at the review meeting of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) marketing division held today (Aug 19) at which the implementation of the QR code […]

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Minister Kanchana files complaint with CID to probe CPC and CPSTL activities

Thursday, August 18th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekara has lodged a complaint with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today to investigate into the Ceylon Petroleum Cooperation (CPC) and Ceylon Petrol Storage Terminals (CPSTL) activities. In a tweet, the minister said he requested to investigate into the fuel procurement, evaluation of proposals, non-placement of orders, […]

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Myanmar buys Russian oil as emerging markets take shunned supply – report

Thursday, August 18th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Bloomberg Myanmar is set to join a growing list of developing countries that are warming up to Russian oil imports amid growing shortages across some of the most impoverished parts of Asia.  The military-led government bought Russian fuel oil and the cargoes will arrive in phases from September, said junta chief Min Aung […]

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Sinopec likely to enter Lankan fuel market

Sunday, August 7th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sinopec, the biggest petrochemical company in China, is likely to enter Sri Lankan market for fuel importing, distribution and selling petroleum products, informed sources said. Cabinet of Ministers in June approved a proposal to allow more companies from oil-producing nations to import oil and start retail operations in Sri Lanka. The […]

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Energy Minister says only QR Code quota system for fuel from Aug. 01

Monday, July 25th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera says that the National Fuel Pass will be implemented islandwide from Tuesday (July 26) in multiple locations at Ceypetco and Lanka IOC filling stations.  In a twitter message, he said the system will be in place with the Last Digit of Number Plate until the 1st […]

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Sri Lanka introduces national fuel pass to ease queues

Saturday, July 16th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Power & Energy today (July 16) introduced the National Fuel Pass which allows the general public to purchase a guaranteed quota of fuel per week for their personal vehicles. The fuel pass was launched with the technical support of the Institute of Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA), with the intention […]

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CPC opens registration for USD priority consumer facility

Thursday, July 7th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) says it has opened registration for priority consumer facility to purchase fuel for US dollars.  The applications could be downloaded from the CPC website (www.ceypetco.gov.lk). The relevant conditions, the USD payment process and the infrastructure requirements to be complete by the applicant after authorization is grant by CPC […]

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The Quickest Way Out Of The Gas and Oil Queues In Sri Lankan

Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM Wellington NZ Sadly, much of the loss of confidence in Sri Lanka today , at the heart of it’ current misery ,  is the consequence of well organised, well funded and well orchestrated propaganda specifically designed to achieve Loss of Confidence In Sri Lanka , among expatriate workers and international community […]

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Companies to get weekly guaranteed fuel quota if paying in USD

Sunday, July 3rd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Any company or industry that capable of paying in US dollars can open a consumer account at the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) to obtain a weekly guaranteed fuel quota, Minister of Power & Energy Kanchana Wijesekara says. They need to pay a month in advance and fuel will be issued either on a […]

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Sri Lanka fuel crisis: ‘Living in my car for two days to buy fuel’- BBC News

Friday, July 1st, 2022

Courtesy BBC Being the first in the queue is usually a coveted spot, but Ajeewan Sadasivam has no idea how long he’ll be stuck in this one. “I’ve been in line for two days already,” he says, as he waits patiently outside a petrol station in the capital Colombo. As a taxi driver, fuel is […]

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Fuel to be supplied only for essential services until July 10

Monday, June 27th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Fuel volumes will be dispensed only to vehicles attached to essential services with effect from midnight today (June 27) until the 10th of July, Minister Bandula Gunawardena says. He revealed this addressing a special media briefing held today to announce the decisions taken at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers. Accordingly, the […]

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Token system to distribute fuel from tomorrow

Sunday, June 26th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera says that a token system to distribute fuel is to be introduced from tomorrow (June 27). Speaking during a press briefing in Colombo today, he said the decision was taken at a meeting of the Security Council chaired by the President and the Prime Minister yesterday […]

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