July 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA) has been awarded the Green Energy Champion 2017 Award for its initiatives to promote Green Energy in keeping with the National Environment Policy.
President Maithripala Sirisena presented the award to SLIDA at a ceremony held at its premises in Colombo on Thursday (26).
The island wide competition for Green Energy Award was organized by the Foreign Ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Ministry of power and Renewable Energy to identify and conduct new ideas on economical use of power and renewable energy.
More than 80 domestic units, provincial organizations, universities, government offices, and medium and larger scale business organizations presented their proposals for the Green Energy Champion 2017 competition.
The SLIDA was granted Rs.10 million and the technological assistance to conduct the project for the development proposal presented by them. A proposal that is targeted on solar energy, bio energy and a proposal for the thrifty use of power have been presented by the Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration.
SLIDA expects to promote Green Energy as a Role Model in promoting the concept of improving energy efficiency and proper waste management system, among the other public sector organizations by providing required technical support and guidance in keeping with the National Environment Policy.
The President also presented the second place award and Rs.2.5 million worth technical equipment to the Diyagla Boys' town team and the third place award and Rs.1.5 million worth equipment to the Urban Council of Batticaloa.
Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara, Deputy Minister Nalin Bandara, Secretary to the President Udaya. R. Seneviratne, German Ambassador Joern Rohde and the Director General of Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration Wasantha Perera and other officials were present in this event.