October 18, 2019

CC approves Senior DIG Wickramaratne as acting IGP

The President had earlier demanded the resignation of IGP Pujith Jayasundara after accusing him and the former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando of failing in their duties prior to the Easter Sunday bombings.Fernando resigned but Jayasundara refused to do so. He was then sent on compulsory leave. The Constitutional Council (CC) which met today has approved the appointment of Senior Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police C. D. Wickramaratne as the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP).C. D. Wickramaratne was appointed to the post by President Maithripala Sirisena. read more

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Emissions Reduction Alberta awards 30 million for methane reduction projects

by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 7, 2017 10:14 am MDT Last Updated Jul 7, 2017 at 10:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Emissions Reduction Alberta awards $30 million for methane reduction projects CALGARY – Emissions Reduction Alberta has awarded $30 million to help fund 12 projects designed to tackle methane emissions in the province.ERA says the projects, which include direct reductions in the energy, cattle and forestry sectors, as well as detection and monitoring efforts, should reduce methane emissions by more than 1.1 million tonnes by 2020 and more than 6.9 million tonnes by 2030.The agency, funded by levies against heavy emitters of greenhouse gases, says the projects represent more than $83 million in total investment and will bring Alberta closer to its goal of reducing methane emissions by 45 per cent by 2025.The province has set the reduction target because the climate change impact of methane is 25 times greater than carbon dioxide over 100 years.The projects were chosen out of 118 submissions for the methane program, part of ERA’s overall role in funding climate change projects.ERA has also announced the next funding competition round, which will provide $50 million for technologies that help oilsands meet the 2030 greenhouse gas emissions limit. read more

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