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Sinopec to start work on Sri Lanka refinery by June

Thursday, March 28th, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana The world’s largest refiner, China’s Sinopec plans to start work on a refinery in Sri Lanka by June, the power minister said on Thursday, advancing a project earmarked as the biggest investment in the crisis-hit island nation. Sri Lanka is looking to attract investment in the battle to stabilise its economy and return […]

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ජෙට් එන්ජින්, ගුවන් යානා සදහා අවශ්‍ය සර්කෝනියම් නිෂ්පාදනයට රජරට සරසවියට පේටන්ට් බලපත්‍රය ලැබෙයි

Thursday, March 21st, 2024

උපුටා ගැන්ම  ලංකා ලීඩර් රජයේ විශ්වවිද්‍යාල උපකුලපති සංගමයේ සභාපති සහ රජරට විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ උපකුලපති මහාචාර්ය සංජීවනී ගිනිගද්දර මහත්මිය පවසන්නේ රජරට විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය සිදු කළ පර්යේෂණයක ප්‍රතිඵලයක් ලෙස සර්කෝනියම් නිෂ්පාදනයට පේටන්ට් බලපත්‍රය හිමිව ඇති බවය. අනුරාධපුරයේදී පෙරේදා (18) පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකට එක්වෙමින් උපකුලපතිවරිය මේ බව අනාවරණය කළාය.  ලෝකයේ හොඳම ඉල්මනයිට් ලෙස සැලකෙන පුල්මුඩේ ඉල්මනයිට් මගින් රජරට විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේ […]

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‘Wonder material’ graphene makes huge step towards practical use

Friday, February 16th, 2024

Story by Andrew Griffin Courtesy The Independent Graphene, a wonder material” that could help solve some of humanity’s deepest problems, has cleared a major hurdle towards practical uses. Graphene is the world’s thinnest, super-strong and super-flexible material. It could have dramatic applications in everything from engineering tissue to making new kinds of technological devices. However, […]

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Sri Lanka Ushers in a New Era of Fish Export with Innovative Dehydration Technology

Monday, January 15th, 2024

GEETA PILLAI Courtesy bnn In a pioneering step, Sri Lanka has introduced a fresh wave of innovation into its fish export industry. The country has successfully shipped a colossal 10,000 kg container of dried and Maldive fish to Australia and Korea. This groundbreaking move utilized a revolutionary dehydration technology, marking a departure from the traditional […]

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Sri Lanka approves Nuclear Power Plant construction with Russia as top contender

Thursday, December 14th, 2023

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Dec 14 (NewsWire/ Sputnik) – Russia has emerged as one of the strongest contenders to build nuclear power plants in Sri Lanka, according to a media report published on Tuesday. According to Russia’s Sputnik News, Sri Lanka currently imports most of its energy needs, including oil, coal and hydrocarbons. To ease the economic […]

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Sri Lanka selects China’s Sinopec for $4.5bn refinery project

Tuesday, November 28th, 2023

Courtesy Offshore Technology The refinery will be built at Hambantota port in the south of the country. Sri Lanka’s Government has approved China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation’s (Sinopec) proposal to build a $4.5bn (32bn yuan) refining facility, reports Reuters. With the approval, the Chinese Government-backed refiner will be able to complete project specifics and enter a […]

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Sri Lanka losing US$ 200 million a year and pay higher insurance tariffs due to non availability of Electronic Navigation Charts – State Minister of Defence

Friday, November 24th, 2023

Courtesy The Island State Minister for Defence, Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon, addressing a Press Briefing held under the theme ‘Collective Path to a Stable Country,’ at the Presidential Media Centre (PMC) today (24) said that Sri Lanka was losing around US$200 million annually as only 116 of the 122 Electronic Navigation Charts (ENC) which  map out Sri Lanka […]

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Scientists from China, Sri Lanka conduct joint marine scientific research onboard Chinese vessel

Tuesday, October 31st, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana Scientists from China and Sri Lanka are conducting a joint marine scientific activities on board a Chinese research vessel, a senior official said Tuesday, amid concerns voiced by India and the US. The Chinese ship, ‘Shi Yan 6’ arrived at the Colombo port last week. According to sources, Sri Lanka was delaying granting […]

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India and Sri Lanka sign contract for installing railway signalling system

Thursday, September 21st, 2023

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, September 21: The Contract for the Design, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of the signalling system for the Sri Lanka Railways from Maho to Anuradhapura (66 km) was signed by the Ministry of Transport and Highways of Sri Lanka and IRCON Ltd of India today (September 21, 2023). It took place in the […]

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French telecom giant takes delivery of offshore wind cable laying vessel

Friday, August 4th, 2023

by Nadja Skopljak Courtesy Offshore Energy French telecommunications corporation Orange has taken delivery of its new cable laying and repair vessel (CLRV), said to be designed for the maintenance of cables for offshore wind projects. The vessel, named Sophie Germain after the pioneering French mathematician and philosopher, is currently on its way from Sri Lanka’s Colombo […]

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Belgian Govt. to provide European technology to develop SL’s ports

Wednesday, July 5th, 2023

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Belgium Government expressed consent to provide modern European technology required to develop Sri Lanka’s ports. The decision was announced during a special discussion held between Belgium Ambassador to Sri Lanka Didier Vanderhasselt and Ports, Shipping and Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva this morning. The Minister requested Belgium’s support in […]

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Sri Lanka launch program to gauge resistance of buildings against earth tremors

Tuesday, July 4th, 2023

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia July 4 (Xinhua) – A program to gauge the resistance of buildings and new constructions against earth tremors is being conducted across Sri Lanka, the country’s Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) said on Monday. Several small tremors have been felt in the country in the past year, said senior geophysicist of the […]

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Flux Probe Vs Thermal Rise test on large Turbogenerators

Thursday, June 29th, 2023

By Engr. Kanthar Balanathan DipEE (UK), GradCert (RelEng-Monash), DipBus&Adm (Finance-Massey), C.Eng., MIEE, Former Director of Power Engineering Solutions Pty Ltd, Consulting Electrical EngineersLeading Engineer of the World 2006, UK Authority Award The author, engineer (A) joined a thermal power station as a Senior Engineer in Sept 1998. The station had a combination of thermal, gas […]

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Digital economy: New laws drafted for undersea cable protection

Sunday, May 28th, 2023

By Asiri Fernando Courtesy The Morning  Sri Lanka’s renewed focus on a digital economy as part of its recovery effort and the cornerstone of the island’s future economic growth remains vulnerable, with the proposed enactment of legislation on the protection of vital undersea data cables remaining incomplete to date, The Sunday Morning learns. This, despite the process […]

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China dominates semiconductor patent activity

Tuesday, May 16th, 2023

By Peter Clarke Courtesy NewsIn.Asia February 21:  There have been 69,190 global patents for semiconductors filed in the year to September 30, 2022, and 55 percent were filed by Chinese entities, according to Mathys & Squire, an intellectual property law firm. In contrast, the UK accounted for only 179 patents or 0.26 percent of […]

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UNDP to develop project promoting e-mobility

Thursday, May 11th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka is working closely with several Ministries and relevant authorities to develop a project to mainstream e-mobility through the conversion of 500,000 Tuk-Tuks to electric vehicles (EVs) or e-Tuk- Tuks over a 5-year period. In a statement issued in this regard, the UNDP stated that […]

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SLTB to introduce cashless tickets this year

Monday, April 10th, 2023

Courtesy The Daily Mirror A card system will be introduced this year to enable passengers to obtain tickets for Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) buses instead of using money, Transport Minister Bandula Gunawardena said. Accordingly, a new technical solution will be introduced for passengers to obtain bus tickets using a QR code. Minister Gunawardena said […]

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Sinopec proposes to fully finance Sri Lanka refinery

Tuesday, March 14th, 2023

Courtesy Argus Media Chinese state-owned Sinopec has proposed to fully finance the construction of a refinery in Hambantota district in Sri Lanka, the island nation said on 13 March. Representatives from Sinopec presented Sri Lankan president Ranil Wickremesinghe with a proposal, and also confirmed their “readiness to invest in the import, storage, distribution, and marketing […]

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Vega EVX: South Asia’s first fully electric supercar approved in Sri Lanka

Friday, March 3rd, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana The Department of Motor Traffic has approved the use of ‘Vega’ cars – not only Sri Lanka’s, but also South Asia’s first all-electric supercar. Accordingly the number plate for the first Vega car registered in Sri Lanka was handed over today (03 March) to the President and CEO of CodeGen and the designer […]

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SL to have nuclear power plant in near future: Atomic Energy Board Chairman

Wednesday, March 1st, 2023

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Cabinet approved signing the international conventions relating to generate electricity using nuclear power as it was a reliable, low-carbon baseload source of electricity to complement renewable energy sources in the future, Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board (SLARB) Chairman Professor S.R.D. Rosa said.  He told the Daily Mirror that the country […]

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Jaffna Salt Water Scheme

Saturday, February 25th, 2023

Researched and written by Mr. Rama Somasunderam retired State Secretary of the Ministry of Transport (1990) and retired Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Mahaweli (SLAS).    This was called the Jaffna Peninsula Lagoon Scheme which is located at Elephant Pass which is located 30 miles South East of Jaffna. The lagoon is 19,000 acres and […]

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Kelani Ganga Development scheme for flood control and to utilize the water potential for power generation and irrigation

Saturday, February 25th, 2023

Mr. Rama Somasunderam retired State Secretary of the Ministry of Transport (1990) and retired Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Mahaweli (SLAS).    The Kelini Ganga is one of the main rivers of Sri Lanka. It has its source in the Central Hills near Adam’s Speak and follows through the South Western Part of the country […]

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A digital voting system should be introduced for future elections – Sri Lanka Digital Citizen Association

Tuesday, February 21st, 2023

Amanda Ranasingha Convener  A digital voting system should be introduced in the country as soon as possible as it would benefit the country in a variety of ways, including a significant cost reduction when conducting polls, Sri Lanka Digital Citizen Association said. Sri Lanka Digital Citizen Association Convener Amanda Ranasinghe emphasized that it would bring […]

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International project aims to investigate storm surge risk to three Sri Lankan coastal communities

Saturday, December 24th, 2022

Mr Alan Williams Media & Communications Officer University of Plymouth  The University is working with organisations in the UK and Sri Lanka on new research to develop compound flood hazard maps. An international team of engineers is joining forces with a disaster educationalist to investigate coastal flooding due to cyclones in three communities within the […]

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RUDN University mathematicians modeled a network with simultaneous signal distribution and physical layer security

Wednesday, December 21st, 2022

by Russian Foundation for Basic Research RUDN University mathematicians with colleagues from Portugal, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka for the first time investigated a wireless network model with NOMA and PLNC technologies . It allows serving a large number of users at once, while ensuring security. The results are published in IEEE access. For more efficient operation of wireless networks, the NOMA […]

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විදේශ රැකියා සහ සංක්‍රමණ ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ ජාවාරම් නතර කිරීමට නම් වහාම ඩිජිටල්කරණයට යොමුවෙන්න – විදෙස් බලය අවධාරණය කරයි

Thursday, December 15th, 2022

මාධ්‍යවේදී ජනක බලල්ල විදේශ රැකියා සහ සංක්‍රමණ ක්ෂේත්‍රෙය් මේ වන විට වාර්තාවන ජාවාරම් සහ අක්‍රමිකතා වැලැක්වීම සදහා වහාම සංක්‍රමණයන්ට අදාල සියලු කටයුතු ඩිජිටල් වේදිකාවකට ගෙන ආ යුුත බවත්, මෙය ඩිජිටල්කරණයට ලක් නොකරන්නේ කාගේ බලපෑමක් නිසාදැයි ප්‍රශ්ණ කරන බවත් විදෙස් බලය සංවිධාන පවසයි. විදේශ රැකියා සහ සංක්‍රමණ ක්ෂේත්‍රය ඩිජිටල්කරණයට ලක් නොවීම නිසා මේ වන විට විවිධ […]

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Sri Lanka discusses nuclear energy cooperation with Russia

Thursday, December 15th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Russian Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Levan Dzhagaryan met with Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera this morning (15 Dec). The meeting focused on the requirements of Sri Lanka’s energy sector, Wijesekera stated. Accordingly, the fuel requirements, refinery operations, challenges in coal supply and the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed for nuclear energy […]

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Pfizer pays $179m for Brisbane company behind smartphone app that claims to diagnose COVID

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022

By Audrey Courty Courtesy ABC News A Brisbane-based company that invented a smartphone app it says can diagnose COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses by listening to someone cough has been purchased by Pfizer for nearly $180 million. ResApp Health Limited uses diagnostic technology developed by Associate Professor Udantha Abeyratne and his research team at the University of Queensland […]

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Sustainable concept for wood-based textile fibres

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Press release The 2022 Marcus Wallenberg Prize is awarded to Professor Ilkka Kilpeläinen and Professor Herbert Sixta for the development and use of novel ionic liquids to process wood biomass into high-performance textile fibres. The future demand for textile fibres is growing due to global population growth. Production of cotton, the predominantly used cellulose fibre […]

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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022

Sugath Kulatunga The country is in the midst of a acute power crisis. If we ignore the immediate problem of dearth dollars to buy fuel the present crisis is mainly due to the Yahapalana government not investing in a single new power generation unit. The dollar crisis will exacerbate with oil prices expected to go […]

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