Sri Lanka Power and Energy Ministry’s timely national project to create awareness for economical use of energy for the best interests of the Nation was introduced to State’s largest employment provider, Sri Lanka Army.
With the declaration of the National Energy Conservation Month, the Ministry of Power and Energy launched the island-wide project, themed ‘Awareness Programme for Energy Conservation’ at a special event with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena.
At a function held today at the Defence Services College (DSC) auditorium in Colombo, Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka presented the awareness programme to the Army.
The Ministry wants the Army, as one of the largest users of energy in the country, to implement the much-needed economical practice.
Army Commander Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, senior officers and all ranks serving at the Army Headquarters attended the awareness programme.
The awareness programme explained to the gathering about the new techniques, ways and means of Energy Conservation and introduced new renewable energy resources with special focus on heavy costs involved in fuel and electricity.
In his address to the gathering, the Minister pointed out the importance of Energy Conservation, and the challenges that would occur in the event of an energy crisis with unexpected global trends.
Director General of Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority M.M.R Padmasiri emphasized the need for formulation of an Energy Conservation Plan within each and every Institute, thereby mustering the support and participation of all working in a specific place.
He also proposed to conduct an Energy Audit within each institute and a novel scheme for the Army to conserve Electricity and Fuel.
Originally from Colombo Page