The fact and hidden truth on Sri Lanka's impending energy crisis

March 3rd to 5th 2009
Sri Lanka College of Journalism, Kirula Road, Colombo 06

Practical Action and the Media Resource Centre of the Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI) invite journalists from Sri Lanka for a three day workshop which will focus on the following:

  • The energy crisis
  • Policies for efficiency, conservation and management
  • Renewable energy options
  • Household level energy management
  • Social and environmental aspects of community renewable energy systems

Agenda

Day 1 3 March 2009
8.30 am Registration of participants
9.00 am An introduction to the programme
9.30 am Energy crisis (Dr Sugathapala-University of Moratuwa)
- Global and local energy availability and consumption patterns 
- Fossil fuel based energy use and implications on the environment
10.30 am Tea break
11.00 am Renewable energy options - solar, wind, bio gas, micro & pico hydro
(Mr.Rohitha Ananda & Namiz Musafer- Project Managers on renewable energy, Practical Action,)
- basic introduction on each RE option
- advantages/disadvantages of these re options, cost comparison, limitations, operation and maintenance, 
- future potential
- the Sri Lankan scenario
1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Renewable energy options-solar, wind, bio gas, micro & pico hydro
(Mr.Rohitha Ananda & Namiz Musafer- Project Managers on renewable energy, Practical Action,)
3.45 pm Tea
4.00 pm Wrap up of day one
   
Day 2 4 March 2009
   
6.45 am Participants arrive at the Sri Lanka College Journalism
7.00 am Bus leaves to Nikeweratiya
9.00 am Stop for breakfast
10.30 am Arrival at Nikeweratiya
1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Departure to Colombo
   
Day 3 5 March 2009
   
9.00 am Household level energy management - Mr Harsha Wickremasinghe,(Sustainable Energy Authority)
- our current energy consumption patterns at household level
- CEB tariff structure
- energy efficient sustainable lifestyles
10.45 am Tea break
11.00 am Energy efficient buildings - Mr Vasanth Pullenayagam(Chartered Architect)
12.00 pm Tips for energy conservation & management
(Mr.Rohitha Ananda Project Managers on renewable energy, Practical Action,)
1.30 pm Lunch
2.30 pm Policies for efficiency, conservation, and management
Mr Dileepa Witharana (Lecturer - Technical Engineering, Open University)
- An overview of current energy, fiscal and environmental policies in Sri Lanka
3.45 pm Tea
4.15 pm Briefing about the competition & awarding of certificates

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