New Sri Lankan Honorary Consul appointed in Scotland

Prof. Eddleston has over 22 years of experience working with academic, research and health organizations in Sri Lanka, particularly in the rural areas of the North Central province. He has been instrumental in bringing in grants worth Rs 500 million to Sri Lankan research which has helped in dramatic reductions of pesticide poisoning deaths in the country. More recently, he was actively involved in organizing the 150th Anniversary of Ceylon Tea at the University of Edinburgh which was attended by around 150 participants. Prof. Eddleston is the Professor of Clinical Toxicology at the Pharmacology, Toxicology & Therapeutics, Centre for Cardiovascular Science, University of Edinburgh. Professor Michael Phillip Eddleston was appointed as the new Sri Lankan Honorary Consul in Scotland.The Commission of Appointment was presented to Prof. Eddleston by High Commissioner Amari Wijewardene at the High Commission of Sri Lanka in London. Prof. Eddleston is widely known among the academic and business community in Scotland and hopes to further the development of commercial and economic relations between Scotland and Sri Lanka. He hopes to forge new academic collaborations and to assist developing the nursing sector through partnerships with nursing groups in Scotland. read more

Siemens to provide worlds biggest coal terminal with MES

first_imgRichards Bay Coal Terminal Company has engaged the Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group to equip the world’s largest coal terminal in South Africa with a Manufacturing Execution System (MES). In addition to monitoring of the production level, the system also enables planning on the business level, thus ensuring a high degree of efficiency in manufacturing facilities. The modular design allows the system to easily expand in future when necessary. Commissioning is scheduled to take place end of 2008.last_img read more