Sri Lanka to promote development of science, IT

unnamed-1President Maithripala Sirisena said that Sri Lanka considers the development of science and technology  important features to promote economic development.

“I am pleased to inform you that Sri Lanka will take the lead as a prime mover on the pillar of science, technology, and innovation,” he said.

Speaking at the Second Summit of the ‘Asian Co-operation Dialogue’ in Bangkok today (October 10), he said that Sri Lanka looks forward to working closely with member countries of ACD region in order to share knowledge capabilities in this area.

He expressed confidence that the outcome of the Second Summit of the ‘Asian Co-operation Dialogue’ would bring about a common policy helping to enhance peace, security and prosperity among the countries in ACD Region.

Pointing out that in the coming years, Asia will be the new financial Hub, the focal point for the financial services industry, he said that ACD leaders endorse the ‘ACD vision 2030’ and the roadmap for ACD Regional cooperation, with the objective of further building up the ACD’s role as an active forum for dialogue.

President Sirisena said as an emerging economy Sri Lanka is looking to achieve the High Income Developed Country Status.  He said a series of mega projects to promote economic growth have been launched.

The President stated that there is a large potential in the ACD Region in the field of tourism.  “This could play a crucial role in sustainable social, cultural and economic growth in our countries. Sri Lanka identified tourism as one of the key sectors driving the country’s economy,” he said.

“We consider that Development of Science and Technology are important features to promote economic development,” President Sirisena said.

The Sultan of Brunei Darussalam, the Amir of Kuwait, Prime Minister of Bhutan, Prime Minister of Cambodia, President of Iran, Prime Minister of Laos and Prime Minister of Malaysia are among those attending the summit.


  1. Before trying to lead, for now at least, try your best to bring the country in par with other nations in South Asia, then move on to other regions. Technology in any sector is far behind in comparison with other countries.

    Don’t always depend on Indians for technology, even though they work hard, without undue ego like Sri Lankans carry a lot for nothing, Indians are also notorious for copying, stealing ideas/technology of someone else who spent a huge amount of resources on R&D, to make some petty profits with less investment.

    So develop a model and plan, otherwise for addressing, it would sound good.

  2. How can a country run by politicians with Astrological beliefs and religious dogma become a pillar of science, technology, and innovation. Does the Sri Lanka National Television have Science programs to educate the public on Science. They have a lot of programs on Astrological nonsense and religious faith.

    • “Development of science technology” translates to IT Call Centers. Were taking cues from india with the new ETCA deal.

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