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Sri Lanka business chamber, regulator to discuss electricity crisis

Apr 23, 2016 18:59 PM GMT+0530 | 0 Comment(s)

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s top business chamber and the power regulator are to hold a forum to discuss solutions to the electricity crisis after three islandwide blackouts revealed weaknesses in the systems control and generation and transmission networks.

The forum, by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), is to be held on Monday, 25th April.

“The discussion will cover the current electricity crisis in Sri Lanka, the historical perspectives, lessons learnt and the possible way forward for establishing a stable electricity supply system in Sri Lanka,” a statement said.

Speakers will be Ceylon Electricity Board chairman Anura Wijayapala, PUCSL chief executive Damitha Kumarasinghe, Jayantha Ranatunga, chairman of the PUCSL Consultative Committee, energy consultant Thilak Siyambalapitiya and Dhara Wijayatilake, chief executive of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

Topics covered will be ‘Sri Lanka’s Power Generation – Past, present and future,’ ‘How the stakeholders should work together to ensure crisis free electricity supply in Sri Lanka,’ and ‘Renewable Energy, a solution? Lesser knows issues.’

The seminar will be moderated by Srilal Miththapala, Past President of the Tourist Hotels Association of Sri Lanka.
(Colombo/April 23 2016)


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