The Theme seminar on “Wealth Creation through Science” will be held on 1st December at the Auditorium of the Ministry of Disaster Management and eminent speakers at the forefront in their fields will share their experiences with the participants. Please see flyer for details.

8.00 – 8.40 am Registration
8.40 – 8.50 am Traditional lighting of the oil lamp
8.50 – 9.00 am Welcome address – Prof Deepal Mathew, General President. SLAAS
9.00 – 9.40 am “Sustainable Innovation for Creating National Wealth with Sri Lankan Resources”
Mr Ravi Fernando, Operations Director, Malaysia Blue Ocean Strategy
Institute, Malaysia
9.40 -10.20 am “Wealth Creation through Power and Technology”
Hon minister Patali Champika Ranawake, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development
10.20 – 10.30 am Discussion
10.30 – 10.50 am Tea
10.50 – 11.30 am “Enabling Interfaces for Smart Health and Well-being”
Prof Suranga Nanayakkara, Assistant Professor of Singapore University of Technology and Design, Director of Augmented Human Lab
11.30 – 12.10 pm “Technology enabled Apparel” Mr Ranil Vitharana, Director, MAS Research and Innovation Centre
12.10 – 12.20 pm Discussion
12.20 – 1.10 pm Lunch
1.10 – 1.50 pm “Wealth Creation through Agriculture” Mr Rizvi Zaheed, Managing Director, Hayley’s Agriculture Holdings Ltd
1.50 –  2.30 pm “Wealth Creation through Electronics” Mr Rohan Pallewatte, Chief Executive Officer, Lanka Harness
2.30 – 3.10 pm “Functional Carbon Materials: Translating Fundamental Interfacial Science into New Applications” Paula E Colavita, Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin
3.10 – 3.20 pm Discussion
3.20 pm Tea

Click for download theme seminar  and


Registration for Members
Early Bird Registration Fee: Rs. 2,500/- (on or before 21st November 2015)
Late Registration Fee: Rs. 3,000/- (after 21st November 2015)


Registration for Non-Members
Early Bird Registration Fee: Rs. 3,000/- (on or before 21st November 2015)
Late Registration Fee: Rs. 3,500/- (after 21st November 2015)


Students (Undergraduates / Postgraduates)
Maximum 50 seats available (first come first serve basis)
Early Bird Registration Fee: Rs. 1,000/- (on or before 21st November 2015)
Late Registration Fee: Rs. 1,500/- ( after 21st November 2015)


To register please contact:
Administrative Officer,
Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS),
‘Vidya Mandiraya’,
120/10, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 7
Phone: (011) 2688740 / 2691681
Visit www.slaas.lk for latest updates and programme details

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