The SLINTEC – The Sri Lankan institute of nano technology

The Sri Lankan institute of nano technology which is presently location in Biyagama Export Processing zone is consist of state of the art experimental facilities, equipment and expert staff. It is dedicated to make future happens in Sri Lankan nanotechnology is a sustainable way.

Prof Ravi Silva, Director of Advanced Technology Institute (AT) of the University of Surrey, UK, Prof. Gehan Amaratunga, Professor of Engineering and Chairman Nanotechnology focus group at Cambridge University, Prof Prassana De Silva, Prof. of Chemistry (Queens University of Belfast) and Prof. Kumar Wickremasinghe, IBM Fellow and Senior Manager Nanoscale Science and Technology, make up the 4-member panel of ‘overseas minds’ that would guide the project and the local team. The local core team consist of Ravi Fernando, Prof.Veranjan Karunaratne and Prof Ajith de Alwis

The partnership between the government and the private sector (five companies all exposed overseas – Brandix, Dialog, Hayleys, Loadstar and MAS Holdings) is a strictly business arrangement to make it work. The initial investment is Rs 450 million in the first year with Rs 250 million coming from the National Science Council (under the Ministry) while the balance is shared by the five companies (Rs 40 million each).

Map and location can be found in following address
http://www.chempro.org/2009/05/slintec-nanotechnology-happens-here-in.html

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