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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2963

To Tap Electricity From Sea Waves – Uppsala professors demonstrated to Sri Lanka parliamentary delegation

Stockholm, 19 December, ( Professors of the Uppsala University demonstrated how electricity could be generated from the rolling sea waves to the visiting Sri Lankan parliamentary delegation.

The visiting parliamentary delegation from Sri Lanka, Ministers Dilan Perera, Rohitha Abeygunwardhana, Duminda Dissanayake and also parliamentarian Laith Dissanayake, paid a visit to the Uppsala University yesterday, which is located at 100 Km North from Stockholm.

Uppsala University is the oldest University in Scandinavia which was established in the year 1477 AD.

They visited Angstrom laboratory of the Uppsala University for a presentation prepared by Dr. Vernon Cooray , together with the International Affairs Division of the University of Uppsala.

Dr.Cooray who is specialized in Physics of electrical discharges and lightning made an extensive presentation on the activities that the Department is involved with Sri Lanka.

Furthermore Prof. Mats Leijon explained on the developments they have made in Power Design Technology.

Prof. Lijon made a comprehensive presentation on potential aspects of establishing wind power as alternative energy in Sri Lanka.

The delegation further discussed of the possibilities that the Angstrom laboratory could cooperate in the area of tidal wave and wave energy production to produce alternative energy in Sri Lanka.

The delegation visited the Faculty on International business and discussed on expansions that could be done in the field of Management and international business with Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Ambassador Ranjit Jayasooriya took this opportunity to acknowledge the generosity of Dr. Nazeem in organizing with a colleague of his in Estonia Dr.Kaidö Katkas to donate the dermatological medicine for the Sri Lanka security service personnel.

At this meeting Ms. Margarita Haglind, President of the Sweden – Sri Lanka Business Council was also present.

The delegation also visited the Ericsson Headquarters in Kista and witnessed a presentation by Director of the International Affairs Section of the Ericsson Sweden on the developments that the company has made through the years. They also visited the Ericsson Multimedia lounge.

- Asian Tribune -

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