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Background to the largest engineering enterprise in the country The Ceylon Electricity Board is, I believe, the largest single engineering entity in the country in terms of professional engineers employed and asset capitalisation. It is the guardian of a vital public good, electricity, and one whose delivery involves the most sophisticated technological challenge of all of Lanka’s engineering and industrial activities. I had the honour to deliver the 2009 Wimalasurendra Memorial Lecture at the Institution of Engineers (Sri Lanka) on 17 September and I will devote my columns this week and the next to edited and collated extracts chosen to be of public interest. The theme of the material I have chosen for these two pieces (the lecture itself went beyond these themes to deal with environmental and social questions) is reform of the electricity supply industry in the light of the sector’s own problems and worldwide advances in this industry.
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