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Sri Lanka's government intends to include nuclear energy in its long-term plans, the country's Minister of Power and Energy said as the country's cabinet approved electricity sector reforms.

Date: Wednesday, 22 November 2023
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Rosatom and Sri Lanka have agreed to build a nuclear power plant with a capacity of up to 300 MWe, Sri Lanka's Ambassador to the Russian Federation Janita Liyanage told RIA Novosti on the sidelines of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

Date: Thursday, 22 June 2023
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The Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board told the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Energy & Transport that if all goes according to plan, the first NPP could be built in Sri Lanka by 2032 with Russian technical support. The issue was raised during a recent meeting in Parliament of the committee chaired by MP Nalaka Bandara Kottegoda. The meeting was convened to discuss the current status and future activities of the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board (SLAEB).

Date: Saturday, 20 May 2023
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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has released its latest projections for energy, electricity and nuclear power trends through 2050. Compared with the previous year, the 2020 projections are largely unchanged. Under the high case scenario, IAEA analysts expect an increase of global nuclear electrical generating capacity by 82% to 715 GWe. Under the low case scenario, it will fall by 7% to 392 GWe.

Date: Friday, 18 September 2020
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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will provide diagnostic kits, equipment and training in nuclear-derived detection techniques to countries asking for assistance in tackling the worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19. Fourteen countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean have requested assistance with the diagnostic technique, known as Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR). "The Agency takes pride in its ability to respond quickly to crises, as we did in the recent past with the Ebola, Zika and African Swine Fever viruses," IAEA Director General Mariano Grossi said in a statement to the IAEA Board of Governors. "Contributing to international efforts to deal with the coronavirus will remain a priority for me as long as the outbreak persists."

Date: Wednesday, 11 March 2020
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India and the USA have issued a joint statement agreeing to strengthen security and civil nuclear cooperation, including the construction of six US nuclear power units.

Date: Monday, 18 March 2019
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