The “5th Japan-SAARC Energy Symposium” was held at the Mount Lavinia Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka on 1st and 2nd March 2012. Seventeen foreign experts from SAARC member countries and Japan were invited to make presentations at this two-day event funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Government of Japan. They were also invited to participate in the subsequent two-day site visit on 3rd and 4th March 2012 to Hambantota funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). This event was organised by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in partnership with the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA).
The participants were provided with visa fees, return airfare, transport from and to the airport in Sri Lanka, half board five nights stay (on 29th February and 1st, 2nd and 4th March 2012) at the Mount Lavinia Hotel, where the symposium was held and in Hambanthota (on 3rd March 2012), and transport for the site visit. The event also included a dinner hosted at the Japanese Ambassador’s official residence in Sri Lanka on 1st March 2012. The programme outline is available here.
For further details, contact Dr Himan KG Punchihewa (on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org), Coordinator, Organising Committee, JSES, Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.