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Minister Sujeewa promises dedicated service to people

Science Technology and Research Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe said that the institutions come under the ministry will render a dedicated service to the people.

He was addressing new recruits at the Ministry Auditorium at Battaramulla yesterday.

The Minister said that professionals and intellectuals have been appointed to seven institutions come under the Ministry.

Minister Senasinghe said they hope to the make the maximum out of the available finances allocated in the Ministry budget.

“The outcome of the good governance has contributed a lot to achieving our goals. Accordingly, the country has been named as one of the best tourist destinations in the world. These achievements have not come by chance. A lot of work had to be done. Hence, we are expecting 4 million tourists during this year,” he noted.

“We have implemented a National Trade Policy and National Export Strategy to strengthen the country’s economy.There will be significant progress in infrastructure development within the next four years once the highways being constructed are commissioned,” he added.

“By 2020, 70 per cent of the work of these infrastructure development programmes will be completed. The proposed monorail service will also be implemented by 2023,” he added.

Minister Senasinghe said that the garment and private sectors should have a perfect rapport to achieve the desired results.

“Intellectuals,such as university lecturers and professors have been appointed to seven institutions come under the Ministry.

Accordingly, board of management was appointed to National Science Foundation (NSF), Arthur C Clerke Institute for Modern Technologies (ACCIMT), National research Council (NRC), Sri Lanka Accreditation Board for Conformity Assessment (SLAB), Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI), Industrial Technology Institute (ITI) and National Intellectual Property Office (NIPO).



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