Under Norwegian Partnership Programme for Global Academic Cooperation, research and higher education institutions of the two countries
who are conducting research on clean energy technologies, are currently working in
Royal Norwegian Embassy in Colombo funded a project led by Western Norway University of Applied Sciences in 2017 to establish a research
consortium on clean energy technologies. As the first step of the project, the Norwegian-Sri Lanka Clean Energy Seminar was conducted on 9th May 2018 at Jetwing Colombo Seven in collaborationwith SLEMA.
The main objectives of the seminar were to establish an arena to present the Norwegian and Sri Lankan private sector working on clean energy technologies, to facilitate a meeting place for the academia and private sector in the field, to obtain in-depth knowledge on the energy regulative measures and policies in Sri Lanka, and to motivate the private sector and universities from Norway and Sri Lanka to initiate future
Mr. Ronald Comester, the president of SLEMA delivered the welcome address of the seminar. Dr. Tilak Siyambalapitiya and Prof. Rahula
Attalage, past presidents of SLEMA moderated the Solar PV and Wind, Hydrogen, and Fuel Cell sessions respectively