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Awareness workshop on Phase out of HCFC base ODSs for industrial sector will be held at Katunayake Export processing Zone (BOI) on 26th June 2015

Introductory Workshop on HFC 32 as alternative with Low Global Warming Potential - 9th June 2015
Ceylon German Technical Training Institute (CGTTI)

Introductory Workshop on “HFC 32 as efficient alternative with zero Ozone Depleting Potential and Low Global Warming Potential” was Organized by the National Ozone Unit in collaboration with UNDP and with Technical support of DAIKIN Air Conditioning India Pvt Ltd. For this occasion Mr. Hitoshi Tanaka, Deputy Managing Director, Mr. K.D. Virmani, Senior Vice President Mr. Rajesh Nagpal, Marketing Executive and two other representatives of DAIKIN Air Conditioning India Pte Ltd were participated.

Senior Assistant Secretary/ Director of National Ozone Unit, Mr. G.M.J.K. Gunawardana delivered the Welcome Address and the opening statement. In this opening statement he highlighted in converting in to zero ODP and low GWP refrigerants. Mr. Shantha Karunarathne, Director/Principal of CGTTI addressed the audience and elaborated the corporation CGTTI maintain with NOU in hosting this kind of workshops. Presentation on “World trend in promoting Low GWP HFC for Air Conditioning” was delivered by Mr. Hitoshi Tanaka Deputy Managing Director DAIKIN Air Conditioning India. Mr. G.M.J.K. Gunawardana, Director of National Ozone Unit, Mr. S.P.K. Amarasinghe, Senior Training Engineer of CGTTI and Mr. K.D. Virmani, Senior Vice President of DAIKIN Air Conditioning India were the resource persons. Mr. K.D. Virmani made very impressive presentation on “HFC 32 as prospective replacement for higher GWP HFC refrigerants”. He gave detailed scenario on research and Development of HFC 32 applying to the air conditioning. In his presentation he made a link between refrigerants that are used at present and future innovations. The Demonstration Session was conducted by Mr. M. M M. Senevirathne Coordinator, Technical, National Ozone Unit and DAIKIN experts. Nearly 75 participants enthusiastically participated and gathered information on this new technology.

Our Vission...
"Rebuilt the ozone layer to it's full strength.."

Our Mission...
To fulfill the commitments under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer to Protect the Ozone Layer by phasing out Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) in Sri Lanka.
To integrate Ozone Layer protection in to the countries planning process, with minimum inconvenience to industry and the general public taking into consideration of Global environment, Legal requirement & economic aspects of the country.
Instigate activities to maintain and strengthen the institutional framework in protection of the Ozone Layer in Sri Lanka.

Our Objectives...
Implementation of the Montreal Protocol in Sri Lanka to protect the Ozone Layer..

Project at a Glance..

National Ozone Unit (NOU) was established under the Ministry of Environment in Sri Lanka, which is the national focal point for the Montreal Protocol (MP) in 1994, with the approval of the Institutional Strengthening (IS). The projects of the NOU operate directly under the Secretary, Ministry of Environment in Sri Lanka who is the National Project Director and the ....



Director, NOU who is the Coordinator of Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer to Protect the Ozone Layer by phasing out Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) in Sri Lanka, coordinating international and national activities related to phasing out Ozone Depleting substances with the targets given by the Montreal Protocol. The Director is from Lanka Administrative Services (SLAS) and appointed by the Sri Lankan Governmet.


The Ministry has provided a space for the office and eligible officers who can handle the activities in the unit. The NOU has grown with time by obtaining fund through other projects and recruiting qualified people to assist the different projects under the guidance of Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and the Director, NOU with support of the UNDP. At present the Unit has projects funded by Multi Lateral Fund (MLF) through implementing agencies such as UNDP & UNEP.....

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