In our efforts to push the economy towards high value activities, our enterprises must re-engineer their work processes and invest in new skills and innovations. Towards this, I propose to encourage enterprises to undertake Research and Development, registration of Patents, Trade Marks and designs, automation through technology and training of their workforce Read More
"Our national and research expenditure by both the public and private sector must increase to at least 2% of GDP during this decade." As the public sector commands a good resource pool and the private sector commands the capacity of commercial applications... Read More
"For Sri Lanka to improve its economy to bring prosperity to its people and become the "Wonder of Asia" as stated by H.E. the President, it is imperative to appreciate the fierce competition our goods and services have to face today in the global market. This could... Read More
The Ministry of Science,Technology and Research (MoSTR), is mandated with the subjects, functions, institutions and Statutes set out in the Notification published in Gazette Extraordinary No. 1681/3 of November 22nd, 2010 as amended by Notifications published in Gazette Extraordinary No. 1736/23 of December 14, 2011, Gazette Extraordinary No. 1796/10 of 6 February 2013 and Gazette Extraordinary No. 1798/13 of 18 February 2013.
The MoTR is responsible for the formulation of policies, programmes and projects with regard to Technology and Research and for the direction of the implementation of such policies, programmes and projects. The primary focus of the Ministry is to ensure an alignment of the activities of all the Institutions under it with national objectives and to strengthen research-industry tie ups so that industry is benefitted from research findings to add value to products.
Upon an acceptance that the Ministry has a significant role to play in making Sri Lanka a knowledge hub and in ensuring that the national objective of achieving a knowledge based economy becomes a reality, the Ministry ensures that the work of the fifteen Institutions under its purview, identifies its activities in alignment with these objectives.
The Ministry works with an integrated Agency Results Framework and Balance Score Card which identifies its primary objectives and measures its performance in relation to Key Performance Indicators. All the Institutions under the purview of the Ministry are also required to formulate and measure performance through this method.
A key initiative of the Ministry is the formulation of an Investment Framework for Research and Development. The “National Investment Framework for Research and Development” was adopted at the 7th Biennial Conference on Science and Technology (BICOST – VII) held on 7 July 2014 at Waters Edge, Battaramulla, attended by 340 participants comprising researchers, scientists in academia and others as well as Engineers.
Sri Lanka becomes a scientifically and technologically advanced country by the year 2020.
To formulate and implement policies pertaining to the popularization and advancement of science and technology, including scientific research and development and transfer of technologies, to ensure improved quality and productivity so as to upgrade economic activities, which are essential for the economic and social development of Sri Lanka.