The largest consignment of transformers made locally by Lanka Transformer company a subsidiary of the Lanka
Electric Company, was exported recently to Ethiopia.
The token presentation of 1660 transformers was made by the minister of power and energy Attorney Pavithra
Wanniarachchi to the Chief Engineer of the Ethiopian Electricity Company Bogale AAbera on the 27th at the Lanka
Transformers workshop premises in Ratmalana.
Lanka Transformers was established as a subsidiary of the Lanka Electric Company in 1982, initially for the local
market. However later they began manufacturing transformers for the international market as well. Accordingly in
2002 locally manufactured transformers were first exported to Iraq. However as of now the export of locally
manufactured transformers have reached the export markets of the United Kingdom, Australia, Jordan,
United Arab Emirates, Iran, India, Kenya, Uganda, Kuwait and 20 other countries including the Maldives.
These locally produced transformers of 5Kv – 33 Kv capacity, are produced to international standards.
Lanka Transformers has by now established themselves as a leading establishment both locally and internationally.
Annually they produce around 4000 transformers while 50% of their production is for export. Meanwhile according to
Lanka Transformers, they have also received orders from countries such as Mauritius, Tanzania and Uganda for the
supply of transformers.
According to the company sources Lankan Transformers have already exported around 6500 transformers to developing
countries during the past five years.
Several officials of the ministry of power and energy including the Additional Secretaries M.I.M Rafeeq, J.M.K. Jayasekera,
the Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board W.B. Ganegala and the Chairman of Lanka Transformers
U.D. Jayawardena also participated in this handing over ceremony.
The photograph shows the minister of power and energy Attorney Pavithra Wanniarachchi handing over the transformers
to the Chief Engineer of the Ethiopian Electricity Company Bogale AAbera, while the ministry of power and energy
Additional Secretaries M.I.M Rafeeq, J.M.K. Jayasekera, the Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board W.B. Ganegala and
the Chairman of Lanka Transformers U.D. Jayawardena look on.