Sri Lanka down to last drop of petrol

The newly-appointed Prime Minister has revealed that the country is on its last day of supply

Sri Lanka and UN collaborate to fight plastic pollution

The CounterMEASURE project has developed an approach to tracking plastic pollution, using frontier technology like machine learning, GIS mapping and drones

X-Press Pearl: UK marine experts to support Sri Lanka with pollution response following fire

Cefas will initially assist in the laboratory analysis of post spill monitoring samples, particularly plastic pellets and potential chemical contamination

Illegal waste containers shipped to Sri Lanka brought back to the UK

Those responsible could face up to two years in prison and an unlimited fine

Scottish university to help boost Sri Lanka’s renewables workforce

Researchers from the Glasgow Caledonian University will help the South Asian country upskill so it can deliver 80% of its energy from renewable sources

Rooftop solar in Sri Lanka gets $50m boost

Sri Lanka has been granted a $50 million (£37m) loan to help fund rooftop solar power projects. The funding will support 50MW of capacity and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will also help develop a market infrastructure and a pipeline of subprojects. According to the ADB, Sri Lanka’s electrification rate stood at 99.3% last year […]

Sri Lankan power ‘to go 100% green by 2050’

Sri Lanka will be able to meet 100% of its energy demand through renewable sources by 2050. That’s according to a new report from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which predicts the country’s installed electricity generation capacity will increase from around 3.7GW to 34GW over the period. Of this, […]

EU bank grants €50m for Sri Lankan water network

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing €50 million (£43m) to support the improvement and expansion of the water network in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo. The existing water supply and sewage network in the city was built a hundred years ago and is not adequate for the city’s needs. Once completed, clean water will […]

Coal is key to generate electricity in South Asia

Coal is still the main energy source to generate electricity in South Asia. That’s according to a study made by the World Bank, which stated it would account for more than 60% of electricity production in the region between 2015 and 2040. Electricity generation from renewable sources stands at just 25%. The research also stated the region […]

ABB wins $40m power order in Sri Lanka

Engineering giant ABB has won an order worth around $40 million (£26.4m) to help strengthen the power infrastructure in Sri Lanka. It will supply two new 220-kilovolt substations as well as upgrade an existing one in the country. The project is part of Sri Lanka’s Clean Energy and Network Efficiency Improvement Project. The government plans […]