Priority should be given for innovations for the betterment of human beings

Monday, 22 July 2019

President Maithripala Sirisena said that in the fields of science, technology and research the priority should be given for innovations with the aim of the betterment of human beings but not the destruction of the society.

The President made these remarks participating at the closing ceremony of the ‘Shilpa Sena’, the first ever exhibition of the science and technology in the country held at BMICH, yesterday (21)

The exhibition organized by the Ministry of Science Technology and Research organized exhibition commenced on July 18th with the aim of promoting science, technology and research knowledge in the society.

Under the technology cluster, science, technology and research knowledge will be disseminated under 12 themes with the inclusion of STEM education. This cluster aims at imparting the latest technological knowledge to school students, university students, and emerging researchers as well as popularizing the field of science, technology and research in the society.

More than 500 innovations of local inventors will be on display under the innovation cluster, while a prgramme to commercialize their products will also be implemented.

One thousand technology packages will be introduced to those who are already engaged in small and medium scale industries and to those interested in embarking in new industries under the entrepreneurship and job fare cluster.