Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

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  • Country Area 65,610 km2
  • Population 18,933,558 (1998)
  • GDP 15,093 million US$ (1997)丆侾俆侾壄僪儖
  • GDP per capita 810 (1997)
  • Cities Colombo 616,000 (1990), Dehiwala 196,000 (1990)

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仠101108C Srilanka, sundaytimes.lk
僗儕儔儞僇偺傾僢僷乕僐僩儅儗悈椡偑俀侽侾侾擭枛偵僌儕僢僪傊
Upper Kotmale to add 150 Mw to national grid
http://bit.ly/df8CkL
The country lost revenue of more than five billion rupees over the years due to the delay in implementing the Upper Kotmale Hydropower Project, a senior officer attached to the project told the Sunday Times.丆ready to be commissioned next year丆partly funded by the Japanese government丆12.9 km and a diameter of 5.2 m丆Upper Kotmale Hydropower Project丆installed capacity is 150 Mw丆495 houses

仠101107A Srilanka, colombopage.com
僗儕儔儞僇偺僐僩儅儗悈椡丆戝摑椞偑娧捠偟偨悈楬傪帇嶡
Massive crowds throng to view hydro power tunnel in Sri Lanka
http://bit.ly/98KjhQ
Massive crowds thronged to Talawakelle in Sri Lanka's hill country ignoring torrential showers today to view the country's longest tunnel.丆President Mahinda Rajapaksa丆November 17 to 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.丆Kothmale丆12.9 km long and 5.2 meters wide.


仠101030E Srilanka, thesundayleader
僗儕儔儞僇偺愇扽壩椡壩嵭偼拞崙婇嬈偺懹枬偲
Chinese Construction Company Negligent ? Officials
http://bit.ly/aqnZXS
The country乫s power and energy sector believes that last Sunday乫s fire at the Norochcholai power plant was caused due to the negligence of the Chinese construction company.Power and Energy Minister Champika Ranawaka丆China National Machinery Equipment Export and Import Corporation丆second incident within two months丆death of 19 persons丆On September 17丆injuring 44 others丆October 24 fire at the Norochcholai power plant丆to be commissioned in January next year, adding 300 MWs to the national grid as planned丆US$ 455 million with the funds being provided by the Exim Bank of China丆removed sulphur dioxide when burning coal丆to import coal from Indonesia丆purifying plant

仜101027B Srilanka, asiantribune.com
僗儕儔儞僇偺拞崙婇嬈偵傛傞愇扽壩椡偱帋尡塣揮捈慜偺壩嵭
Sri Lanka乫 NDT Testing on fire-ravaged Norochcholai power plant
http://bit.ly/dCz8z0
Sri Lanka's first coal power plant to go ahead with November test runs despite Sunday乫s mishap丆Atomic Energy Authority (AEA)丆state-of-the-art丆Non Destructive Testing丆forensic丆around 8.30 AM on Sunday丆Air Force Fire Unit in Palavi (Putlam)丆test runs scheduled for November丆November 17 or early December丆at cheap Rs. 4.75 a unit (Kilowatt hour)丆14 rupee unit generated using expensive丆diesel fuel丆its schedule fixed for 2013丆China National Machinery & Equipment Corporation (CMEC)丆China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC)丆US$360 million mega port at Hambanthota


仜101010B Srilanka, sundayobserver.lk
僗儕儔儞僇偼俬俙俤俙偺嫤椡偱俀侽俀侽擭偵尨巕椡敪揹傊
Lanka develops nuclear capability
http://bit.ly/amUjxI
Sri Lanka is ready to develop its nuclear capability in power generation to supply 10 percent of the base load of the country乫s electricity supply, said the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Authority (AEA) Prof. W. Abeyewickreme.丆coal power generation at a time other countries are abandoning it丆Minister of Power and Energy丆International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)丆steering committee with representatives from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Power and Energy, Ministry of External Affairs, AEA and the University of Moratuwa丆be concluded by 2012丆start nuclear power generation by 2020丆feasibility study and IAEA will fund the study丆universities can introduce the courses in nuclear energy丆India will have six new nuclear plants丆over 40 new nuclear plants in the Asia region丆Nuclear waste is no longer an issue丆IAEA is also setting up a fuel bank丆India and China丆Bangladesh recently launched 丆Russian technology

仜101007C Srilanka, asiantribune.com
僗儕儔儞僇偺拞崙俋侽侽俵倂僲儘僠儑乕儖愇扽壩椡丆侾侾寧侾俈擔偵弙岺
Sri Lanka first coal power project- Norochchole Plant to go online in November
http://bit.ly/aRcQoD
Ministry confident of commissioning the first phase of the Chinese-funded 900 MW plant on November 17- on the eve of President Mahinda Rajapaksa乫s birthday and commencement of his second term丆Country乫s second coal plant in Sampur, a joint venture with India, yet to receive to give green light from Attorney General.

仜101006C Srilanka, thesundayleader.lk
僗儕儔儞僇偼俀侽俀俆擭傪栚巜偟偰侾俀侽侽俵倂尨巕椡奐敪傊
Sri Lanka Gearing To Go Nuclear By 2025
http://bit.ly/dgwEBO
Sri Lanka乫s decision to set up a 1,200MW nuclear power plant by 2025 is expected to be the single largest investment in the country. The nuclear power plant is aimed at generating cheap electricity to address the increasing demand while drawing large investments to boost the country乫s economy. The Cabinet of Ministers have approved in principle to explore the possibility of setting up a nuclear power plant and conducting a pre-feasibility study on it. Power and Energy Minister Champika Ranawaka said that government and private energy experts are currently conducting the pre-feasibility study.


仜僗儕儔儞僇偱敋敪帠屘丄拞崙恖2恖娷傓19恖巰朣
http://bit.ly/9C59ez

仜100915C Srilanka, asiantribune.com
僗儕儔儞僇偺僄僱儖僊乕帒尮偵偮偄偰俴俶俧嵦梡偑傕偭偲傕棟憐揑
Sri Lanka will benefit greatly from LNG- UAE-based investor consortium
http://bit.ly/9YEa04
A consortium of investors based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) says that Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) will be highly beneficial to an emerging nation like Sri Lanka, which anticipates in becoming a mega global hub in energy.丆LNG is one of the cleanest, safest, and most useful of all energy sources丆pre-feasibility study丆Kerawalapitiya Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT)丆Compressed Natural Gas丆re-gasification丆setting up the terminal is very high (upto one billion dollars)丆Re-gasification Vessel丆FSRU (Floating Storage and Re-gasification Unit)丆Mannar Basin


仜100903D Srilanka丆dailynews.lk
僗儕儔儞僇偺庱搒傪弶傔偰朘栤偟偨拞崙塤撿徣偺徣挿
Bright future for Yunnan - Lanka ties
http://bit.ly/91XrZP
Yunnan Province Governor of People乫s Republic of China (PRC) Qin Guangrong at the Sri Lanka丆nan (China) Exchanges and Cooperation Promotion Conference丆Yunnan is also an important energy generation base in China. Its hydropower potential of 100 thousand megawatts takes up one fourth of the nation乫s total.丆West China Development Strategy by the Chinese Central Government丆a rainbow linking 乪Colourful Yunnan Province乫 and 乪Pearl of Indian Ocean乫丆hydropower, wind power, biomass energy, solar power, etc.


仜100723D Srilanka, dailynews.lk
僗儕儔儞僇丆俀俇擭娫曻抲偝傟偰偒偨俁俆俵倂偺僽儘乕僪儔儞僘悈椡僾儘僕僃僋僩
Laxapana gets BHP after 26 years
http://bit.ly/c9DoSO
Approval has been given to proceed with the construction of Broadlands Hydropower Project (BHP) by Cabinet after the Power and Energy Minister乫s direct involvement at yesterday乫s Cabinet meeting. The project will be launched after 26 years, said Ministry sources. BHP is considered as the last economically feasible Hydro Power Project in the Laxapana Hydro Power complex. 丆$ 82 million tender received from China National Electric Equipment Ltd丆35 MW is capable of providing 126 million units丆Ceylon Electricity Board丆Kelani River丆Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces丆24m high 114m long concrete gravity dam across Maskelioya at Polpitiya

仜100614D Srilanka, rupeenews.com
僀儞僪偼丆拞崙偲僷僉僗僞儞偑僗儕儔儞僇傪攅尃撪偵丆夨偟偄
India chagrined at Lankan ties with Pakistan and China
http://bit.ly/dg65ic
(key) Even in the war against the LTTE, Sri Lankan forces are believed to have stockpiled arms and even sought help from military commanders from China and Pakistan before the final offensive against the LTTE.丆India had at that time refused to supply what it considered 乬offensive weapons乭 to Sri Lanka that would have been used against the LTTE.丄The Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Dejiang signed six agreements with Prime Minister DM Jayaratne including pacts on economic and technical cooperation, highways development, cooperation in information technology and communications, the development of maritime ports and the second phase of the Hambantota Port Development project

仜100610C Srilanka, dailynews.lk
僗儕儔儞僇偺儔僕儍僗僷僋僒戝摑椞偑僀儞僪傪朘栤偟偰僔儞庱憡偲夛択
Indo-Lanka ties reach new high
http://bit.ly/cWy04O
(key) President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Indian Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh丆ndian Rupees 500 crore for the humanitarian relief丆rehabilitation and resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)丆railways set up several Vocational Training Centres丆US$ 800 million offered by India for the railway projects丆India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement丆National Thermal Power Corporation of India丆Ceylon Electricity Board丆building a 500 MW coal-fired power plant at Sampur (Trincomalee)丆requisite infrastructure support丆Joint Venture Agreement, the Power Purchase Agreement, the Agreement with the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka丆joint information mechanism on the possibility of oil and gas fields丆India-Sri Lanka Maritime Boundary

仜100607F Srilanka, thaindian.com
僗儕儔儞僇偺戝摑椞偑杒偺揝摴暅媽側偳偱僀儞僪傊
Sri Lanka乫s president to visit India
http://bit.ly/bndlUm
(key) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa丆Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh丆Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA)丆disadvantage to Sri Lanka丆Tamil rebels丆to expedite rehabilitation and reconstruction work in the north丆damaged railway network丆a coal power project in the northeast丆30-member Chinese delegation headed by Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang丆to loan Sri Lanka $200 million to build a second international airport in the south丆the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)

仜100418B Srilanka, sundayobserver.lk
僗儕儔儞僇偲拞崙偺嫤椡娭學傊偺挿暥偺嶿壧丆俀侽侽俋擭侾俀壄僪儖
China - Sri Lanka乫s top lender in 2009
http://bit.ly/abHNGz
This article attempts to highlight the political and economic vision of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, to achieve new heights in development assistance to Sri Lanka. The BMICH, a symbol of Sri Lanka - China ties Since the establishment of diplomatic relations in January 1957, bilateral relations between China and Sri Lanka have seen smooth and upward development. The exchanges and co-operation in the political, economic

仜100319A Srilanka, lankabusinessonline.com
僗儕儔儞僇偼拞崙偺巟墖偱俀婜偺俇侽侽俵倂愇扽壩椡拝岺
Sri Lanka kicks off second coal plant
http://bit.ly/9O4vSI
Sri Lanka's president Mahinda Rajapaksa has launched the second stage of a coal power complex built with Chinese financing which will add another 600 MegaWatt, the president's office said. The first 300Mega Watt plant is now nearing completion.

仜100228E Srilanka, lankatimes.com
僗儕儔儞僇偼杒愭抂晹偵俀侽壄僪儖偱俁侽侽俵倂僐儞僶僀儞傪寁夋拞
Sri Lanka to invest $ 2 bn. in push to reduce power tariffs
http://bit.ly/9gTZul
Sri Lanka commissioned its biggest single electricity generator Thursday as part of a two billion dollar investment to reduce tariffs which are among the highest in the world, officials said. President Mahinda Rajapaksa formally linked the 300-mega watt combined cycle power plant at Kerawalapitiya, on the northern edge of Colombo and urged the state-run electricity utility to work towards reducing costs.
仜100228F Srilanka, lankatimes.com
僗儕儔儞僇偼杒愭抂晹偵俀侽壄僪儖偱俁侽侽俵倂僐儞僶僀儞傪寁夋拞
Sri Lanka to invest $ 2 bn. in push to reduce power tariffs
http://bit.ly/9gTZul
Sri Lanka commissioned its biggest single electricity generator Thursday as part of a two billion dollar investment to reduce tariffs which are among the highest in the world, officials said. President Mahinda Rajapaksa formally linked the 300-mega watt combined cycle power plant at Kerawalapitiya, on the northern edge of Colombo and urged the state-run electricity utility to work towards reducing costs.

仜100227H Srilanka, dailynews.lk
僗儕儔儞僇偺僲儘僢僠儑儔僀愇扽壩椡宊栺偱惌晎偑拞崙偲偺惌晎娫偲庍柧
Norochcholai No shady deal Power and Energy Ministry clarification
http://bit.ly/aalhtc
The Power and Energy Ministry n response to certain media reports have clarified how the Government entered into an agreement with China National Machinery and Equipment Import and Export Corporation (CMEL) for the construction of the Norochcholai power plant. China National Machinery and Equipment Import and Export Corporation (CMEC) is a 100 percent Government owned Chinese company nominated ...

仜100209A Srilanka, colombopage
僗儕儔儞僇偱俆侽侽俵倂愇扽壩椡寶愝傪恑傔傞僀儞僪偺俶俿俹俠
Indian company expects to commence power project in Sri Lanka soon
http://www.colombopage.com/archive_10/Feb1265613332CH.html

仜100110F India, Economic Times
僀儞僪偺憲揹岞幮俹俧俠俬俴偑僗儕儔儞僇楢実慄偱嫤掕傪掲寢
PGCIL to ink MoU for India and Sri Lanka power link
http://steelguru.com/news/index/MTI3ODc3/PGCIL_to_ink_MoU_for_India_and_Sri_Lanka_power_link.html

仜091123B Srilanka, srilankawatch
僗儕儔儞僇偺僲儘僢僠儑儘僀愇扽壩椡偱峏偵俉俋侾昐枩僪儖偺拞崙巟墖
Norochcholai goes ahead with $ 891 million loan
http://srilankawatch.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=402&Itemid=1

仜091120H Srilanka, lankabusinessonline
僗儕儔儞僇偼峏偵拞崙偐傜偺捛壛庁娂偱俋侽侽俵倂偺愇扽壩椡婯柾傊
Sri Lanka accelerates Chinese-financed coal plants
http://www.lankabusinessonline.com/fullstory.php?nid=1623813244

仜091020A Srilanka, dailynews
僗儕儔儞僇偺庱憡偑惉搒偱壏壠曮庱憡偲夛択偟偰拞崙偺巟墖傪梫惪
China will continue to support Sri Lanka - Chinese Prime Minister
http://www.dailynews.lk/2009/10/20/news25.asp

仜091014G Srilanka, dailymirror
僗儕儔儞僇偺俠俤俛偑愇扽壩椡側偳偺塭嬁偱揹婥椏嬥偑壓偑傞偺偼俀侽侾俀擭
Cheap power supply by year 2012 says CEB
http://www.dailymirror.lk/DM_BLOG/Sections/frmNewsDetailView.aspx?ARTID=64605

仜091011A Srilanka, sundayobserver
僗儕儔儞僇偺俆侽侽俵倂偺僒儞僾儖愇扽壩椡偑俶俿俹俠巟墖偱拝岺傊
Sampur coal power plant agreement
http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2009/10/11/new30.asp

仜091010C Srilanka, lankabusinessonline
僗儕儔儞僇偺俠俤俛偲俶俿俹俠偑侾侾寧偵傕俆侽侽俵倂愇扽壩椡偱嫤掕
Sri Lanka, India coal plant deal to be inked in November
http://www.lankabusinessonline.com/fullstory.php?nid=1299218741

仜090928J Srilanka, colombopage
僗儕儔儞僇偼僂儅僆儎愳偱俋俀俵倂側偳係偮偺拞婯柾悈椡奐敪傊
Sri Lanka to construct more hydropower plants
http://www.colombopage.com/archive_091/Sep1254061360CH.html

仜090927A Srilanka, nation
僗儕儔儞僇偺俀斣栚偺愇扽壩椡偑俶俿俹俠偲偺娫偱悑偵嵟廔抜奒
Trinco coal power deal finalised
http://www.nation.lk/2009/09/27/news27.htm

仜090921B Srilanka, dailynews
僗儕儔儞僇偺俠俤俛偼崱屻枅擭俀俆侽乣俁侽侽昐枩僪儖偑揹尮偵昁梫偲
Energy sector needs $ 250m to 300m annually
http://www.dailynews.lk/2009/09/21/bus01.asp

仜090918C Srilanka, economictimes.indiatimes
僗儕儔儞僇偱僀儞僪偺俶俿俹俠偑侾,侽侽侽俵倂愇扽壩椡寶愝傊
NTPC to sign agreement for 1,000 MW coal power plant in Lanka
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/energy/power/NTPC-to-sign-agreement-for-1000-MW-coal-power-plant-in-Lanka/articleshow/5022507.cms

仜090914A Srilanka, dailynews
僗儕儔儞僇偺揹椡戝恇偑愇扽壩椡傗悈椡側偳揹椡廀媼傪岅傞
Electricity for all to promote sustainable development - Power Minister
http://www.dailynews.lk/2009/09/14/fea01.asp

仜090829A Srilanka, asiantribune
僗儕儔儞僇偵懳偡傞僀儞僪偺峴摦偼拞崙偵斾傋偰梋傝偵傕抶偄
India and Sri-Lanka - How one perceives the other
http://www.asiantribune.com/news/2009/08/28/india-and-sri-lanka-how-one-perceives-other
仜090829B Srilanka, dailymirror
僗儕儔儞僇偺榓暯恑捇偱擔杮偑係侽恖偵忋傞捠彜巊愡抍傪侾侾寧偵傕攈尛
PEACE IN SL DRAWS JAPANESE MISSION
http://www.dailymirror.lk/DM_BLOG/Sections/frmNewsDetailView.aspx?ARTID=59700

仠090811A Srilanka, nation
僗儕儔儞僇偺僲儘僠儑儔僀愇扽壩椡偼怴偟偄帪戙偺朘傟
Norochcholai to herald new power era To add 900 MW to National Grid by 2011
http://my.reset.jp/adachihayao/index090811A.htm

http://www.nation.lk/2009/08/09/newsfe1.htm

仠090726A Srilanka, onlanka
僗儕儔儞僇偺戝摑椞偑僐僩儅儗悈椡偺尰応傪帇嶡
President Visits Upper Kotmale Hydro power Project
http://my.reset.jp/adachihayao/index090726A.htm

http://www.onlanka.com/news/pubs/article_2009_07_24_2819.html
仠090726B Srilanka丆livemint
僗儕儔儞僇偵僀儞僪偑憲揹慄楢実偺嬶懱壔挷嵏傪採埬
India, Lanka to sign MoU on power transmission system
http://my.reset.jp/adachihayao/index090726B.htm

http://www.livemint.com/2009/07/24154357/India-Lanka-to-sign-MoU-on-po.html?h=B
仠090726C Srilanka, hindu.com
僗儕儔儞僇偵懳偟偰拞崙桝嬧偑杒晹抧堟偺暅嫽巟墖傪怽偟弌
China EXIM bank to assist in development of Sri Lanka's north
http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/000200907111570.htm
仠090726D Srilanka, forbes.com
僗儕儔儞僇偵懳偟偰俬俵俥偑俀俇壄僪儖巟墖偱杒惣壂偺僈僗扵嵏傕帇栰
UPDATE 4-IMF board OKs $2.6 bln loan for Sri Lanka
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/afx/2009/07/24/afx6699424.html

仠090701A Srilanka, dailynews
僗儕儔儞僇偺僲儘僢僠儑儔僀愇扽壩椡寶愝偑恑揥
The significance of Norochcholai power plant
http://my.reset.jp/adachihayao/index090701A.htm

http://www.dailynews.lk/2009/07/01/fea01.asp

仠090309A Srilanka, dailymirror
僗儕儔儞僇偺俠俤俛偑侾侽侽侽俲倂埲忋偺柉娫偵嬞媫壱摥梫惪
CEB seeks power from private sector
http://www.dailymirror.lk/DM_BLOG/Sections/frmNewsDetailView.aspx?ARTID=42685

仠090307A Srilanka, sundaytimes
僗儕儔儞僇偱妷悈偑懕偒俠俤俛偼揹椡僇僢僩傪幚巤傊
Drought pushes CEB to impose power cuts
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/090308/News/sundaytimesnews_04.html
仠090307B Srilanka, nation.lk
僗儕儔儞僇偺俠俤俛偺恟嶌尮傪娷傔偨夵妚栤戣晜忋
Additional teeth or dentures to CEB
http://www.nation.lk/2009/03/08/newsfe3.htm

仠090126A Srilanka, itn.lk/news
僗儕儔儞僇丆戝摑椞丆慡敪揹強偺姰惉傪巜帵
President instructs to complete work on power plants
http://www.itn.lk/news_02_20090124.html


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