Ceylon FT had the privilege of talking to former power generation planner and Energy Consultant Dr Tilak Siyambalapitiya on the current fuel price increase and the way it was executed.
Tilak Siyambalapitiya graduated from University of Moratuwa in 1982 with first class honours in Electrical Engineering. He worked in the Ministry of Power and Energy for two years, on energy management and conservation programmes. He then obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge in UK in 1988, for his research on electrical machines.
He worked in the Planning Division of Ceylon Electricity Board from 1988 to 1994. Thereafter for four years, he was a consultant to the Saudi Electric Company on the Planning of the Saudi Arabian power generating system. Since 1999, he works as a consultant in Sri Lanka, working on several projects in the energy sector. He is also a consultant to all major international and Sri Lankan lending institutions, for projects Sri Lanka, Asia, Middle East and Africa. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Moratuwa.