Participating at the Our Ocean Conference 2016, at the invitation of the US Secretary of State John Kerry, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, on 15 September, outlined several commitments by Sri Lanka to protect oceans around Sri Lanka and beyond. The...
The Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka condemns the nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 9th September 2016. Sri Lanka notes with concern that this is the second such test to be carried...
Consideration of the Second Periodic Report of Sri Lanka under the Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW) took place at the 25th Session of the Committee on Migrant Workers, held at the Palais Wilson...
The Fifth Ministerial Consultations of the Colombo Process (CP) has decided to explore cooperation in the operationalization of the migration related goals in the SDGs, work towards promoting the...
Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva and Chair of the Geneva-based Colombo Process Member States Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha presenting a report of the Fourth Senior...
For the first time, two Sri Lankan undergraduate students participated in the 2016 Summer Student Programme at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, the most prominent...
A team of 7 inventors led by Dr. Mahesh Edirisinghe, Commissioner of Sri Lanka Inventors Commission (SLIC) participated at the recently concluded 44th International Inventors Exhibition held from 13-17 April 2016 in Geneva. They have secured 2 Gold Medals with a special recognition from jury for one invention, 3 Silver Medals and 2 Bronze Medals.
Two inventors were fully sponsored by Sri Lanka Inventors Commission (SLIC), having been selected from among the Presidential Award Winners and Sahasak Nimavum Award winners while the other inventors have joined the Sri Lankan delegation on their own expenses.
The International Inventors Exhibition is known as the world’s largest market-place for inventions. At this unique annual event, there were more than 1’000 new inventions and products, 752 exhibitors from 48 countries, 76% companies and universities, 24% private inventors and researchers, 59’000 visitors from all 5 continents. An International Jury of 85 experts awarded many highly regarded prizes to the best inventions.
The following Sri Lankan inventors won awards at the International Inventors Exhibition held in 2016:
|Inventors Name||Name of the Invention|
|Mr. N.C. Lokuhettige||Automatic Artificial Leg||Gold Medal|
|Mr. R.M.S.B. Hunukumbura||Mechanical Eakle Separator||Gold Medal|
|Prof. K.K.Y.W. Perera||Smart Ceiling Fan Controller||Silver Medal|
|Mr. K.K.N.P. Kannangara (Co-invention)||
Inhalation Capsule with new dry
|Mr. Manoj S. Hettiarachchi (Co-partner)||- do -|
|Ms. K.D.S. Anusha Wijayarathna||Special Corn Flour Mixture||Silver Medal|
|Dr. S.M.R. Bandara||Device especially for suppression of Neuropsychiatry
& Respiratory Diseases
|Ms. D.G.A.I. Jayarathna||Device with Catheter Tube and External Public
Bladder with Hanger
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka
18 April 2016