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Wind Power News: Sri Lanka

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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch in its noncommercial educational effort to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.

April 9, 2023 • Sri LankaPrint storyE-mail story

Mannar environmentalists demand end to wind power & ilmenite projects

Environmentalists have demanded an immediate halt to the government’s plans to implement the proposed wind power project in Mannar by India’s Adani group and ilmenite extraction project by an Australian company. Protect Manner’s Environment (PME), an environmental organization based in Pesalai, claimed that while they are supportive of renewable energy, the proposed wind farm will have a devastating impact on fishermen and farmers. “There are about 70,000 people in Pesalai. The government doesn’t see us. They only see land they . . . Complete story »

June 17, 2022 • Sri LankaPrint storyE-mail story

Protest held in Sri Lankan capital against proposed wind mill project by Adani Group

A demonstration was held here in the Sri Lankan capital on Thursday against the proposed wind mill project to be undertaken by India’s Adani group in the northeastern region of Mannar. The protesters from the Gotagogama (President Gotabaya go home) gathered at the busy Bambalapitiya sector south of Colombo. They held placards questioning the lack of transparency in the awarding of the project to the Adani Group while shouting slogans against the Indian business conglomerate. The 500 MW wind mill project . . . Complete story »

December 13, 2019 • Sri LankaPrint storyE-mail story

Tense situation as residents oppose the construction of a Wind Power Plant in Jaffna

A tense situation ensued in Jaffna following protests against a Wind Power Plant in Thanankilappu. Residents of Thanankilappu arrived at the land where the power plant is being constructed and began vandalizing the temporary structures. A clash broke out between the residents and the workers at the construction site when they attempted to prevent the residents from damaging the temporary structures. The tense situation was eased following the intervention of personnel from the Chawakachcheri Police. Police said no arrests have . . . Complete story »

October 29, 2019 • Sri LankaPrint storyE-mail story

Fire at a wind farm in Puttalam

Oct 29, Colombo: A fire has broken out at a private wind power plant in Daluwa, Puttalam last evening. Investigations carried out by the Norochcholai Police have revealed that the fire was caused by a technical fault which occurred inside one of the wind turbines. Residents have seen the fire erupting near the top of the wind turbine and pieces falling to the ground. The wind turbine, 100 meters in height, supplies two megawatts to the national grid. No casualties . . . Complete story »

January 8, 2017 • Sri LankaPrint storyE-mail story

CEB to go ahead with much debated wind power plant in Mannar

In keeping with the green policies, the government has given the green light to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) to go ahead with much debated 375MW Wind Power Plant Complex in Mannar. The Sunday Leader reliably learns that that the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has given a grant to do a comprehensive feasibility study of the entire Mannar Island. When contacted, CEB Chairman Anura Wijayapala stressed that there aren’t any stumbling blocks to the project. However, he said that the . . . Complete story »

June 28, 2016 • Sri LankaPrint storyE-mail story

Tension in the air with proposed wind plant

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) top management fears that not only will they have to give up planned coal-fired power plants in the country but proposed wind power plants as well with leading environmentalists opposing the upcoming 100MW of the planned 375MW wind power plant complex in Mannar Island. When contacted, CEB Chairman Anura Wijayapala told The Sunday Leader that when something is to be done there is opposition from various quarters and that these people should switch off their . . . Complete story »

November 25, 2007 • Sri LankaPrint storyE-mail story

Fishy wind power deal reaches new heights

The cabinet of ministers appears to have been misled by parties with vested interests over a controversial wind power deal that has been awarded to an Indian energy company which will come up in Puttalam. The Nation reliably learns that the cabinet has granted approval for the controversial 50 MW wind power plant project to Enercon India Power Development Limited, despite a 10-member project committee comprising the CEB, BOI, CEA and the National Planning Department rejecting the Indian company. However, the . . . Complete story »

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