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Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) conducted the Vidulka Energy Exhibition and the Symposium during the period Aug 03 – 08, 2010. The event commenced with the National Energy Awards Night scheduled for Aug. 03. His Excellency, the President Mahinda Rajapaksha was the Chief Guest for the event where top performers in improving energy efficiency in their respective organizations were felicitated. HE the President declared open the exhibition too.

The five day energy symposium had different topics highlighted each day, and the last day of it was dedicated to Energy Efficient Lighting. RCL organized three presentations on timely topics and the lighting industry presented the other two presentations on their achievements in the energy efficient lighting, highlighting both products and installations. Hon. Chamal Rajapakshe, Speaker, Parliament of Sri Lanka, Hon Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Power and Energy participated the opening session of the symposium.

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A Memorandum of Understanding is recently signed between the Regional Centre for Lighting / Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority and the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka with a view to promote, facilitate, carry out and strengthen Lighting education and research on a regional perspective. The University of Moratuwa will play the role of the academic entity and RCL will play the role of the coordinating entity of each of the activities respectively.The Lighting Research Centre (LRC) of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of USA will be the principal knowledge partner of the RCL.

Areas of collaboration
• Jointly establish and assist activities related to Educational aspects in Lighting at the level of Tertiary Education as appropriate to promote and strengthen the knowledge acquisition.
• Jointly conduct short courses and training programs in Lighting in order to upgrade the knowledge and develop related skills of practitioners.

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Jan 17 – 19, 2011, Malé, Maldives

Regional Center for Lighting (RCL), supported by the USAID SARI/Energy program, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lighting Research Center, is bridging the vital pathways of science and education with manufacturing and quality assurance to create a commercial infrastructure designed to offer energy security and promote economic development throughout the region.

This Forum will result in a lighting roadmap for South Asia benefiting the people and the economy through sustainable technologies.
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RCL pleased to announce the South Asia Lighting Transformation Forum, which was conducted in Male, Maldives during the period Jan 17 -19, 2011, successfully concluded.

The Chief Guest for the Inauguration Ceremony was the His Excellency Mohamed Nasheed, President of Maldives and it was graced by the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives, representatives of Sri Lanka and Maldives governments, and USAID.

South Asia Lighting Transformation Forum agenda and presentations

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RCL wishes to thank all the dignitaries who graced the inaugural session, all presenters and participants at the Forum and all the stakeholders who helped in organizing and conducting the event. The outcome of the event, the Lighting Transformation Road Map for South Asia is being developed based on the presentations and the group discussions had at the forum and will be published shortly.

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The primitive objective of the project is to identify efficient lighting technologies for residential sector and prepare application guidelines for a large scale sustainable program. The project includes a policy study on efficient lighting and development of a roadmap for implementation based on good international practices. This project is funded by the Asian Development Bank under a Technical Assistance Agreement executed on 27 January 2011 titled TA-7778-SRI: Implementation of Energy efficiency Policy Initiatives.
The key objectives and outcomes of the project are as follows;
• Assessment on lighting and energy efficiency awareness in residential sector through a comprehensive survey targeting all consumer segments (low, medium and high).