A new Clean Energy Research Laboratory was officially opened by the Hon. Ambassador Thorbjørn Gaustadsæter and Rector Berit Rokne on the 11th of May 2018 under a collaborative project between Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) and University of Jaffna. University of Peradheniya, Sri Lanka, University of Bergen, University of Agder, Norway and Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT), India are Our network partners. Thanks to the Ministry of Higher Education the Royal Norwegian Embassy for their financial assistance towards building research laboratory and installing several millions worth of sophisticated equipment, respectively.