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Newsletter from Sweden-Sri Lanka Business Council

17 December 2019

Swedish InnoVentum provided 6 wind turbine systems for the microgrid at Eluvaitivu island, Sri Lanka

InnoVentum supplied six 3.5 kW wind turbines with Krinner screw foundations and ABB wind inverters as part of the microgrid system on the island of Eluvaitivu in the north of Sri Lanka.

The installations became possible thanks to the financing by the Asian Development Bank in collaboration with the Ceylon Electricity Board.

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ABB solutions light up skyline of Sri Lanka’s commercial capital

ABB secured a large contract to supply and commission the emergency lighting and central battery system for the award-winning Altair Skyscraper, developed by the Indocean Developers (Pvt) Ltd, in the Sri Lankan city of Colombo.

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How Elephant Poop Becomes Fancy Paper in Sri Lanka

An elephant can defecate 16 times in one day—and its 200 pounds of dung can double as paper pulp.

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Ceylon Cinnamon for Christmas


Drastic drop in visitors from Sweden to Sri Lanka.

The november statistics from Sri Lanka Tourist Development Authorithy has recently been published.

For Sweden a drastic drop can be noticed with 36,8% compared wiht November 2018. On an annual basis it is not that bad with a drop by 18,1%.

Visits to Sri Lanka for all countries droped with 9,5% and on anual basis so far is 19,6%



"Saving travel time considerably, the Southern Expressway (E01), the Outer Circular Highway (E02) and Colombo - Katunayake Expressway (E03) have been extended thereby linking the expressways with one another for the first time in Sri Lanka.

With the extension, two more sections of the Southern Expressway - 21.8 km section from Barawakumbuka to Mattala via Andarawewa and the 16.6 km section from Andarawewa to Hambantota - and a section of the Outer Circular Highway - 9.6 km from Kadawatha to Kerawalapitiya have been declared open.

With the opening of the Kadawatha - Kerawalapitiya section, the Colombo-Katunayake Expressway, and the Southern Expressway will connect at the Kerawalapitiya interchange of the Outer Circular Highway allowing seamless travel between the airport and the Southern province. With the opening of the two sections on Southern Expressway, motorists coming from Matara can enter the expressway from Barawakumbuka and travel to Sooriyaweva, Hambantota, Mattala and Kataragama within a short period of time.

Here is an estimate of the travel time spent before and after the extension:

  • Airport to Galle: Before 3hrs / Now 2hrs
  • Airport to Bentota: Before 2hrs 30mins / Now 1hr 30mins
  • Airport to Mirissa: Before 3 hrs 45mins / Now 3hrs
  • Airport to Tangalle: Before 4 hrs 45mins / Now 4hrs"

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The Government of Hungary has agreed to offer a tied aid credit program in order to finance development projects of the Government of Sri Lanka. This credit program is offered under the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Arrangement on Officially Supported Export Credits. In terms of the provisions of the proposed arrangement, the Hungarian Government will subsidize the interest payment, credit insurance premium and other charges on the credits offered.

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The purpose of Sweden Sri Lanka Business Council (SSLBC) is to promote business, friendship, goodwill and understanding between Sweden and Sri Lanka through personal networks and contacts.

 SSLBC shall create contacts with relevant trade associations, business  intermediaries and companies in both countries in order to encourage business and trade between Sweden and Sri Lanka.  

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