The Science Technology Revolution
The stage 2 of “Shilapila Sena” program was chaired by the Hon. Minister of Science Technology and Research Sujeewa Senasinghe. The exhibition was held from 25th to 29th of September 2019 at the Kaduruwela Sports Complex,Polonnaruwa.
The exposition was held under four main clusters and 12 major technical themes. NIFS was given the responsibility to champion two technology themes Blue Green Technology and New Energy.
With the guidance of the Director Prof. Saman Seneweera Blue Green Technology tech theme was led by Prof.Lalith Jayasinghe and New Energy was led by Prof.Deepal Subasinghe. Prof. S.A.Kulasooriya Prof.M.A.K.L.Dissanayake played advisory roles in the organising committee. Over 40 Research Assistants participated in this event.
The Blue Green Tech zone consisted of 11 stalls and 9 of them were organised by NIFS. The guest organizations that were a part of this tech zone was the Department of Agriculture, Polonnaruwa and “Govi Mithuru” SMS service of Dialog Mobile company.
New Energy Tech zone had 8 stalls in total. A Solar cell research group representing three universities(University of Peradeniya, University of Jaffna and the University of Kelaniya) and Hayleys Group PLC joined us in making this tech zone a success.“Man kiwwa” disaster management Mobile Application also had a stall in our tech zone.
The two tech zones were visited by more than 25000 people. The second stage of “Shilpa Sena” was a huge accomplishment for both our institute and our nation.