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Sri Lanka and New Zealand discuss about Geothermal

Trincomalee, Sri Lanka (source: flickr/ DennisSylvesterHurd, creative commons)
Francisco Rojas 12 May 2014

Among other topics, the Sri Lankan Minister expressed a wish to explore New Zealand’s excellence in technology for the production of geothermal energy for power generation.

Last week, there was a meeting between political dignitaries from both countries covering a variety of topics, such as partnerships, technology exchanges, joint ventures, cooperation and sports.

According to a local news source,  “the briefing was given by External Affairs Minister Professor G L Peiris during bilateral discussions with Murray McCully, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Sports, at the Foreign Ministry in Auckland, the External Affairs Ministry said.

This same source states that “The Sri Lankan Minister expressed a wish to explore New Zealand’s excellent technology in the production of geothermal energy for power generation. As Sri Lanka seeks to diversify its energy sources and become less dependent on fossil fuels, it was suggested that this could be one option that could lead to a productive partnership with New Zealand.”

 

Source: Colombo Gazette Website