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Army chief tells PSC lone wolf attacks still possible

Senanayake told the PSC that soon after the Easter Sunday attacks the Police and military managed to contain the situation and dismantle the terror network. He said that the intelligence service had been strengthened following the incident and this helped contain the situation. Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake says the threat from terrorism cannot be completely ruled out.He told the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter Sunday attacks today that while the immediate threat in Sri Lanka has been contained “lone wolf” attacks were still possible. Most parts of the session when he was questioned by the PSC was closed for the media as he felt some information is sensitive to national security. (Colombo Gazette)

Wenco signs its largest ever deal at four CIL coal mines

In what is officially the largest deal in company history, Wenco International Mining Systems has secured a contract for the supply and installation of Wenco’s Fleet Management System (FMS) to four of Coal India Ltd’s (CIL) mines. Sonepur Bazari, Gevra, Kusmunda, and Dipka will receive implementation of Wenco’s FMS to monitor and control a total of 40 shovels and 224 trucks. Sonepur Bazari is part of CIL’s subsidiary, Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL). ECL has 17 opencast mines in total. The Sonepur Bazari project has a projected mine life of 46 years.Gevra, Kusmunda, and Dipka are part of CIL’s subsidiary South Eastern Coalfields Ltd (SECL), which is the largest coal producing company in India, with a total of 21 opencast mines.Wenco’s Fleet Management System will monitor the position of mobile mining equipment at each of the mines, optimising the use and performance of the equipment. Of note the system shall organise the dispatch of the trucks between the shovels, excavators and dump points of the mines, improving the availability and utilisation of the heavy equipment.In addition, the system will use its fuel and lube management feature to monitor and record fleet consumption by recording data dispensed from fuel stations and mobile fuel service vehicles.Fleet health data will also be captured using onboard interfaces to Wenco’s rugged Octagon computer installed on the equipment. The Octagon will facilitate the polling and capturing of signals from vital signs monitoring systems. Wenco’s suite of machine health applications, Onboard Insight, Eventing System, and Maintenance Monitor help prevent equipment failures and cost over-runs with polling and alarm-notifications from onboard OEM sensors and system data.“The contract explicitly stated that the successful supplier would provide an industry standard ODBC compliant technology,” says Garth Connal, VP Sales for Wenco, “Wenco’s open architecture philosophy will enable CIL the integration of Wenco’s system with their ERP system for data import and export related to production, equipment performance and manpower attendance.” read more