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Friday December 1st, 2023

Sri Lanka's power regulator, USAID launch dispatch data dashboard

The dashboard is ​an online platform designed to enhance transparency in the management of power distribution.

December 1, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka revises down price of widely used petrol, diesel

Government to impose 18 percent tax on fuel from January

December 1, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to exempt electricity, kerosene and naptha from VAT

Sri Lanka is likely to maintain the exempt status from value added tax for electricity, kerosene and naptha

November 30, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka awards $4.5 bln oil refinery to China's Sinopec in Hambantota

Sri Lanka received 7 bids for the project

November 27, 2023 2 min read
Sri Lanka developing law for nuclear power plants: Minister

We will be calling EOIs once the legal framework is ready

Will pass on CEB gains to consumers: Sri Lanka minister

If CEB makes any operating profit by December due to rains, those gains will be passed onto consumers in April.

Solar power project at Sri Lanka airport

BIA has started a 100 kilowatt solar power pilot project on the roof of its passenger terminal building

November 23, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka officials discuss next steps in electricity reform

Observations made by development agencies ADB, JICA, World Bank, USAID

November 23, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka president announces plans for pivoting to green energy exports

The island nation aims to be a regional hub for green hydrogen supply, he said.

November 22, 2023 3 min read

US$5bn China oil refinery project to Sri Lanka cabinet next week: Minister

It will be the single largest investment project ever

November 22, 2023 1 min read

R M Parks to invest US$110mn in Sri Lanka fuel distribution

Will expand into EV charging and retail services

November 21, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka cabinet approves proposed electricity sector reforms bill

Once approved by parliament, new Electricity Act will enable unbundling of CEB, and allow private sector participation

November 21, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka CEB makes Rs18.2bn loss up to Aug amid controlled prices : FinMin

Cost per unit at selling point had gone up to Rs45.71 per kilo Watt hour, from Rs29.17 per kilo Watt hour last year

November 20, 2023 2 min read

No power cut due to breakdown in Sri Lanka’s coal power plant: CEB

A breakdown in an emergency generator of the Ceylon Electricity Board’s Lakvijaya power plant won't impact consumers

Apsara Rodrigo
November 18, 2023 2 min read

World Bank discusses Sri Lanka power interconnectivity with India

The World Bank made a presentation on the current structure of the regional electricity markets and interconnectivity

November 18, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka revised electricity reform law to cabinet next week: Minister

The proposed new electricity bill is listed on the agenda for the approval of the cabinet ministers for next Monday.

Nethmi Rajawasam
November 17, 2023 1 min read
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Sri Lanka charges US$2mn annual fee from Sinopec, R M Parks, LIOC

Lanka IOC was previously not charged a fee.

November 12, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to regulate solar panel importers, acquire 1,100 mw of renewable energy

Sustainable Energy Authority would be given power to regulate solar panel importers and prices

November 8, 2023 2 min read

Power minister meets Italy ambassador to talk renewable energy financing

Wijesekera said that he discussed sector reforms and investment opportunities in power and energy sector

November 6, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka seeks interest for two 100MW floating solar plants

The CEB is offering the surface of Samanalawewa Reservoir which it owns for the plants

November 5, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s state-run Litro raises LPG price for third straight month

Widely used 12.5 kg gas cylinder price was raised by 95 rupees.

Apsara Rodrigo
November 4, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka discriminatory electricity prices, cannot be solved by politicians: Minister

neither myself, nor senior ministry officials nor ministers intervene to calculate tariffs

November 2, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka seeks JICA help for domestic roof top solar

Requests JICA financing for renewable energy integration, and domestic and commercial roof top solar

November 1, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's cross-subsidising power tariff revision questioned

According to the organisation, the “differential” tariffs are inequitable and make little economic sense.

November 1, 2023 6 min read

Sri Lanka electricity reform law may reach parliament in Jan 2023

I would imagine there would be a lot of challenges

November 1, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka raises prices of most fuel products; reduces Octane 92

Sri Lanka revises prices in line with a formula

October 31, 2023 1 min read
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