The Ministry of Power & Energy, the Ministry of Education along with the National Mobile Service Provider, Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel today, launched the Green Turbine School Energy Conservation programme. Minister of Power and Energy –Hon. PataliChampikaRanawaka, Minister of Education – Hon. BandulaGunawardena and Chief Executive Officer of Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel – Lalith De Silva were present at the launch ceremony.
This programme is the 2nd phase of the national energy conservation programme ‘HetaWenuwen Ada’ (Today for Tomorrow) which was launched in March earlier this year. The programme consists of a competition, which is open to all school children, encouraging them to conserve energy at home and win valuable educational prizes.
The 1st phase of ‘HetaWenuwen Ada’, concluded recently, was extremely successful, witnessing a participation of 1.9mn electricity users, recording a saving of 84GWH (Gigawatt Hour) – which would otherwise have meant a cost of Rs. 433mn to the national grid to generate via fuel energy.
The details of the recently launched competition, entry forms and informational leaflets have all been circulated amongst principals of schools across the country via the Ministry of Education.
Queries regarding this competition can be directed to the following special numbers assigned by Mobitel: 07 1910 1910 or 07 1901 1901. Information is also available on the Ministry of Power & Energy’s website: http://powermin.gov.lk/english/hetawenuwenada/
School principals or their representatives can contact the Ministry of Power & Energy regarding this programme on 071 8622211.