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Objects & Functions of the Institute (section 18)

(Established under Part IV of the Science & Technology Development Act, No. 11 of 1994)

18. The Technology Institute shall be demand driven. The object of the Technology Institute shall be to elevate the level of technology in Sri Lanka to the level required for rapid industrialization and in furtherance of this object, fits, functions shall be-

(a) to support industry by-

(i) undertaking on contract, testing, investigation and research, for improving product quality technical processes and methods used is industry, and for discovering new processes and methods to be used in industry;

(ii) providing technical services and consultancies, and

(iii) engaging in activities connected with technology transfers, the adaptation of technologies and the development of new technologies;

(b) to conduct research with a view to accelerating industrial technology development;

(c) to collect, process, and disseminate useful technical information, in particular on "shelf technology" with a view to accelerating industrial development;

(d) to undertake training of persons in areas related to the experience of the Technology Institute ;

(e) to undertake or to collaborate in the survey and monitoring of environmental pollution and to recommend remedial measures to mitigate such pollution;

(f) to co-operate with government departments and institutions universities technical colleges and other bodies in demand driven research to promote industrial technology development.

Members of the board of Management


Provision in statute

Date of Appointment

3 year term ends on

Minister’s appointees


Prof. Vijaya Kumar

Section 19(2)(i) – Apptd. by the Minister

July 30th, 2010

July 29th , 2013


Dr. Anura Ekanayake
Ceylon Chamber of Commerce,
Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 2.

Section 19(2)(v) - up to five (05) members appointed by the Minister, from among scientists, technologists and industrial entrepreneurs

July 30th, 2010

July 29th , 2013


Prof. B.S.B. Karunaratne,
Director, Post Graduate Institute of Sc.
Old Galaha Road,

July 30th, 2010

July 29th , 2013


Mr. J.A.G. Anandaraja,
Managing Director,
Dipped Products PLC,
400, Deans Road, Colombo 10.

July 30th, 2010

July 29th , 2013


Dr.C.T.S. Bandula Perera,
Managing Director,
Samsons Rajarata Tiles Pvt. Ltd.,
Jinasena Mawatha,
Mahara, Kadawatha.

July 30th, 2010

July 29th , 2013


Dr. K.P.A. Senaratne,
No. 2 Kalinga Place,
Off Jawatte Road, Colombo 5.

July 30th, 2010

July 29th , 2013

Representatives of designated Ministries/Departments/other Institutions


Dr A.M. Mubarak,
Director, ITI.

Section 19(2)(ii)- Director, ex-offico




Mr. E.A. Rathnaseela,
Dy. Director,
Dept of Trade, Tariff and Investment Policy,
Ministry of Finance and Planning

Section 19(2)(iii)- S/Finance or nominee

July 30th, 2010

July 29th , 2013


Mr. Nihal Abeysekera
Chairman, Japan Lanka
Industrial Dev. Centre
49/14, 1/1 Fife Road, Colombo 05.

Section 19(2)(iv)- Chief Executive of a lending Institution, funding technology transfer and technology development

July 30th, 2010

July 29th , 2013


Website : www.iti.lk

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