Prof. Mohan Munasinghe receiving the award from President Maithripala Sirisena
2007 Nobel Peace Prize co-laureate Prof. Mohan Munasinghe was presented with the prestigious apex award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Energy Policy by President Maithripala Sirisena at the climax of the Sri Lanka National Energy Efficiency Awards ceremony held recently at the BMICH.
He is internationally recognised for his achievements in energy, sustainable development and climate change, most notably integrating global climate change policies into sustainable development strategy.
The National Energy Efficiency Awards is organised jointly by the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) and Power and Renewable Energy Ministry. Held for the seventh consecutive year under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, the event recognised the achievements of public and private sector institutions and individuals in the area of energy efficiency and conservation in the following categories: National Energy Efficiency Award, Best Energy Services Companies Award, Outstanding Energy Manager Award and Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award.
Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya stated that the authority has audited close to 30 public and private sector organisations that have made commendable efforts towards efficient resource utilisation and conservation and management of energy, achieving notable results and benefits during the period under review.
Also present at the awards ceremony were Power and Renewable Energy Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera, Power and Renewable Energy Ministry Secretary Dr. B.M.S. Batagoda, SEA Chairman Eng. J.D. Keerthi Wickramaratne and SEA Director General Ranjith Pathmasiri among others.
“The national energy efficiency awards give impetus for us to follow the inclusive green growth path towards sustainable development in Sri Lanka,” noted Prof. Munasinghe.