Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS) will hold its’ 73rd annual sessions in Colombo December 2017 . Established in 1944 SLAAS aims to promote, support and foster scientific endeavor and technological innovation in an ethical, humane, and sustainable manner for the benefit of the people of Sri Lanka. This year the annual sessions will be organized under the guidance of the general president of the SLAAS Eng. V Ragunathan and supported by other members of the SLAAS. This year the program will be hosted by the Open University of Sri Lanka under the guidence of National Science Foundation.
The annual sessions will be inaugurated ceremonially in Committee Room A under the patronage of Minister for Special Assignments Hon. Dr. Sarath Amunugama, and Minister of Science, Technology and Research Mr. Susil Premajayantha.
The Theme Seminar of the program for the year 2017 will be held on 5th December 2017 at Hotel Galadari. This year the them of the is “Enagement of Scientists in the Economic Development of Sri Lanka”. During this seminar Prof. Sirimalee Fernando, Chairperson of National Science Foundation, Prof. Monte Cassim, Prof. Sudha Ram, Dr. Ajith Pasqual, Prof. Morihiro Maeda, Dr. U.K.G.K. Padmalal, Dr. Asha de Vos, Eng. Kandaiah Sivayogaiswaran will deliver their speeches highlighting the role of scientists in economic development of Sri Lanka.
The other programs of the sessions are scheduled to be held in the Open University premises at Nawala, Rajagiriya from 6th of December to 8th December. Theses includes presidential addresses of SLAAS section presidents, All island school inventors competition cum exhibition, Poster presentations, Mini symposium on innovations, Astronomical night and a special Inventor’s talk for juniors.
The Annual Sessions of the SLAAS will act as a platform for intellectual who do research in various fields, to present their discoveries as well as to hold open and broad dialogue on these issues.