Minister Ranawaka launches book

by Maheesha Mudugamuwa

Technology, Research and Atomic Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka will launch today (05) a book on energy anthropology titled Power and Power’ at 3.00 pm at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (SLFI).

Addressing a press conference at the ministry auditorium last Friday, Minister Ranawaka said that the book contained an analysis of contemporary issues in the energy sector in the country including ground realities with regard to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) and the Mahaweli Project.

"The book comprising 10 chapters and 319 pages examines how energy transformed the lives of the people throughout history," he said.

The Minister said that the first few chapters explained the scientific background and history of energy sources while there was a special chapter on the rise of China.

The last chapter discussed the conclusive steps that had to be taken in the energy sector, irrespective of party politics, especially with regard to the fuel and power tariffs, Minister Ranawaka added.

The present generation would be the last to witness oil, coal and gas as energy sources, Minister Ranawaka said adding that the socio-political and socio-economic dynamics of harnessing and utilisation of energy had been deeply examined in the book.

A special chapter on nuclear energy had also been included and it would be the first Sinhala description on nuclear energy in Sri Lanka, the Minister added.


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