Electrical Wiz

From left: Dr. Fernando Im, Senior Country Economist for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, The World Bank, Hon. Eran Wickramaratne, State Minister, Ministry of Finance and Mass Media, Dr. W A Wijewardana, Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Prof. Indralal de Silva, Former (Chair) of Demography, University of Colombo, Prof. Amala de Silva, Department of Economics, University of Colombo at the panel discussion on "Demographic Change in Sri Lanka" moderated by Dr. Ramani Gunatilaka, International Centre for Ethnic Studies.

Ceylinco’s pollution free car – the Reva selling at over Rs. 1.2 mn has so far received some 20 confirmed orders. Ceylinco’s pollution free car – the Reva selling at over Rs. 1.2 mn has so far received some 20 confirmed orders. The Indian made electric car was commercially launched Monday, targeted at environment minded Sri Lankan’s willing to cruise at a maximum speed of 65 kmh.

Ceylinco Maini officials on Monday said since the introduction of the Reva in September 2004 when the Ceylinco Group and Indian car maker the Maini Group signed a memorandum of understanding, the firm has received well over 100 inquiries with some 20 confirming orders for the electric car.

The Reva is a two-door multi-coloured hatchback that can seat 2 adults and 2 children comfortably and gives a range of 80 kilometres at a top speed of 65 kilometres per hour.

The three models of the mini electric car including a convertible imported from India’s Maini Group will be launched in the local market immediately with prices ranging between Rs. 1.2 million to Rs. 1.6 million.

Officials say with soaring fuel prices and the gro