Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) hosts Second Meeting of SAARC Energy Regulators

Second Meeting of SAARC Energy Regulators 2016 – Colombo

The Second Meeting of SAARC Energy Regulators would be held from 07 th to 10 th February 2016 in Sri Lanka organized by the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka together with South Asian Association for Regional Corporation (SAARC).

The inauguration ceremony for the meeting will take place today, 8th Monday 21016 at 9.00 AM at the Hilton hotel, Colombo.

Gracing the opening ceremony of the second meeting of SAARC Energy Regulators the Secretary to the National Policies and Economic Affairs Ministry, M. I. M Rafeek will be participated.
Energy regulator representatives from Nepal, India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Maldives Sri Lanka and Pakistan will be participating for the meeting.

The Meeting of SAARC Energy Regulators was proposed at a SAARC Energy Ministers Meeting held in 2011. SAARC energy ministers, senior officials, expert group have been meeting periodically to enforce the issue of regional energy corporation. It was felt that meetings and interactions among the policy makers and experts are not sufficient in this connection. It was recognized interactions and dialogues have to be established among the stake holders of the sector including the regulators in the member states in order to effectively materialize the issue of Regional Energy Corporation.

Accordingly it was proposed that SAARC energy regulators should meet periodically in line with meetings of ministers/senior officials and other energy related groups/committee under the SAARC framework at a SAARC Energy Ministers Meeting held in Dhaka (Sep 2011).

The first meeting of SAARC energy regulators was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Inauguration Ceremony 8th February 2016

Second Meeting of SAARC Energy Regulators

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