Ceylon Electricity Board

Saving Sri Lanka’s Waterfalls: An Outlook on the Upper Kotmale Hydro-power Project

By: Anjalee Udawatta & Lakshitha Edirisinghe The EIA identified key issues associated with the project. Several scenic waterfalls were threatened due to the reduction of water flow. Image source: olivelankaholidays.com A crucial component of Sri Lanka’s natural scenic beauty is the cascading waterfalls emanating from the central hills. While serving as major tourist attractions, these waterfalls also support the livelihoods of surrounding communities while being a safe haven for several faunal species. The dire need to protect

Exclude Coal and Strengthen EIA Reports – EFL Comments on Long Term Energy Plan

Yesterday EFL presented comments and recommendations on the Long Term Generation Expansion Plan for 2018 – 2037 (LTGEP) at the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka’s (PUCSL) public consultation event at the BMICH. EFL Chairman, Dr. Eric Wikramanayake noted that the inclusion of coal power in this plan, amongst other fossil fuel sources, meant that it was not aligned with other government targets of reaching 100% renewable energy by 2030. Coal power plants cause notable environmental impacts, from air pollution due