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David Pieris Renewable Energy opens head office in Pelawatte
David Pieris Group inaugurated its new head office of David Pieris Renewable Energy (Private) Limited. Strategically situated at New Parliament Road, Pelawatta, Battaramulla.

The new office was opened by Rohana Dissanayake, Group Chairman and Managing Director, David Pieris Group of Companies along with the board directors of David Pieris Renewable Energy and directors of Group companies. This ceremony was attended by representatives from the Sustainable Energy Authority, customers and other internal and external stakeholders.

In August 2022, the David Pieris Group ventured into the solar space and specialised in providing tailormade solar energy solutions under the brand David Pieris Solar Energy. Within just a year of operations and having installed more than 1.5 megawatts worth of solutions including undertaking a 620KW project in Ranna, they have established a strong foundation within the solar energy space.

In 2024, the David Pieris Renewable Energy (Pvt) Ltd (DPRE) was incorporated to ensure even greater focus and with the opening its new office they are geared to expand their portfolio and accelerate their growth.

“With the inauguration our new office symbolises the next chapter in our journey in the green energy space” stated Naalaka Madugalle, Director, David Pieris Renewable Energy (Pvt) Ltd. “We will build on the enduring trust and reputation of the David Pieris brand, along with our extensive island-wide network, to ensure customers throughout the island have access to top-tier solar solutions, backed by exceptional customer service and comprehensive after-sales support,” Madugalle stressed.

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Measuring the Pulse of Pulses: Improving Food Security in Sri Lanka
While Sri Lanka is recovering from its worst economic crisis since independence, significant concerns remain as 42% of the households still adopt food coping strategies which severely affect both quantity and the quality of protein consumption. Pulses are rich in quality and quantity of proteins, however, pulses comprise only 8% of Sri Lanka’s per capita protein supply. Also, the per capita availability of pulses for consumption in Sri Lanka through local production and imports is just over half the recommended quantity for a balanced diet. Against this backdrop, this blog analyses the trends in pulse production, consumption requirements, trade, and associated policy options to provide recommendations for sustainable pulse production to meet the dietary consumption and nutritional requirements of Sri Lanka’s growing population.
Pulse Production at Crossroads

Over the years, the cultivation of pulses in Sri Lanka has undergone notable shifts.

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Ceylinco Life launches ‘Medical Saver’ plan for senior citizens
A timely medical cum life insurance plan that enables a policyholder to build up a medical fund that can pay for medical needs for up to 20 years after the original plan matures, has been launched by Ceylinco Life in response to the evolving needs of the market.

‘Ceylinco Life Medical Saver’ is positioned as the first health insurance plan in the country to cover medical needs of today, tomorrow, and beyond policy maturity. It offers local and global hospitalisation cover for reimbursement of medical and surgical expenses; life cover with supplementary benefits for the term of the policy and saving for future medical expenses after policy maturity, creating a backup health fund for medical needs during retirement.