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News_Energy sector in the Budget A Missed opportunity

Energy sector in the Budget: A Missed opportunity

11 December in news

The budget proposes to establish a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), implying a fully-owned subsidiary of CEB to own and operate the Norochcholai power plant, and goes on to say that it will improve CEB’s financial position (para 393). What kind of logic is that? An SPV certainly will separate the accounts of this power plant, will allow anyone to know how much it actually costs to produce a unit of electricity from that power plant, but is that all that is required to ensure business-like operation of the industry? The economic regulatory clauses of the Electricity Act of 2009 are...

IESL Commemorates 105th Birth Anniversary of Late Eng. B.D.Rampala

11 December in news

The  B.D Rampala Memorial Lecture  marking the 105th birth anniversary of Late Engineer Bamunusinghearachchige Don Rampala popularly called B.D.Rampala was held on Friday, 13th  November, 2015 at the Wimalasurendra Auditorium of the IESL. Eng. (Dr). Tilak Siyambalapitiya , Energy Consultant and former President of the Energy Manager’s Association, delivered the lecture on the theme ‘Electrified Railways: soon to be a Reality’....

News_At last, Sri Lanka moves to a single standard plug socket

At last, Sri Lanka moves to a single standard plug socket

11 December in news

Electricity is now an essential commodity. The electrification level in Sri Lanka is about 95% and will increase with ongoing development in the North and East. Electricity has made our lives more comfortable. On the other hand, there are a considerable number of accidents every year. Negligence, unsafe electrical wiring and equipment are the main reasons for this increase. To reduce these accidents, the first step is proper electrical installation in our premises. Although rules and regulations in this regard have been issued in the past, and more recently under the 2009 Electricity Act, only a few adhere to them. Electricians...

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Not a single power plant under construction: Power shortages on the way

11 December in news

Like many other facts in life and politics, the electricity industry too has turned a full circle. After 20 years of indecision, two major power plants were completed: Norochcholai coal-fired power plant was completed in 2014 and the Upper Kotmale power plant in 2013. The much awaited Sampur power plant, originally scheduled to produce electricity from 2016, subsequently re-scheduled for 2018, has not even commenced construction. A large power plant requires five years to build, once the contractor is mobilised, on site. Where is the contractor? Nowhere near. Where is the money? Nowhere near, but for sure, with every day passing,...

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We wish all the best to our former project engineers

11 December in news

Mr. Supun De Silva and Mr. Isuru Dasanayake who were Project Engineers at Resource Management Associates (Pvt) Ltd, have left the company in order to start their master’s degree program after serving the company nearly about one and half year. They have performed well during this period by involving in several energy consultation studies. Mr. Supun and Mr. Isuru has joined University of Calgary and University of Ryerson respectively. We, RMA team including Dr. Tilak Siyambalapitiya wish all the success for them for this new chapter of their lives and we are grateful to them for their contribution towards the company....