ICT Special Award – BCSSL & SLIC Collaboration

for your Most innovative ICT based product developed for addressing

BCS the Charted Institute for IT Sri Lanka Section (BCSSL) in association with the Sri Lanka Inventors Commission (SLIC), has introduced a new award programme to recognize the most innovative ICT products that addresses the need for identification, prevention, control or relief of any calamity such as COVID-19.

Please apply via below link on or before 15th July 2020


You can apply under major three competing segments
• Segment- Developed by students of academic/nonacademic institutions
• Segment2 – Developed by individuals or groups of individuals
• Segments 3- Developed by commercial or not-for-profit organizations

Please carefully read the brochure and collect the available recognitions for your valuable ICT based inventions.


(A Computer vision-based  System to Perform Differential Count of White Blood Cells)

We are a group of inventors working towards developing a computer vision based system that can be used to replace the expensive hematology analyzers and the inefficient manual counting method to produce WBC differential count reports. Team members are Dr. Nuwan Dayananda, Senior Lecturer, Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Prof. Indira Silva, Senior Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of Peradeniya, Iyani N. Kalupahana, Biomedical Engineer, University of Moratuwa, Lokesha R. De Seram, Biomedical Engineer, University of Moratuwa, Dilshan N. Wickramarachchi, Biomedical Engineer, University of Moratuwa and Chinthalanka B. Wijesinghe, Electronic and Telecommunication Engineer, University of Moratuwa.

There are 5 main types of White Blood Cells (WBC) present in the blood and they are Neutrophils, Lymphocytes, Monocytes, Eosinophils, and Basophils. The measure of WBC in the blood is an important indicator of pathological conditions. By determining the differential counts of these WBC, diseases such as microbial infections (virus, bacteria, etc.), leukemia, and other blood related diseases can be diagnosed. In hematology laboratories, manual counting methods and automated analyzer method are used for the differential counting of WBC. The manual counting method is monotonous, laborious and time consuming. Apart from that, static sampling errors and subjective judgment errors also affect the classification accuracy of the manual counting. In automated analyzer methods, the presence of components like nucleated RBC, parasites and platelets lead to misclassifications and affect the WBC count. Furthermore, these devices are expensive and have a higher maintenance cost. Therefore, the CELLBOTIC system is developed to automate the WBC differential count process. CELLBOTIC is a computer vision-based system that can produce WBC differential count reports similar to an expert hematologist. The system consists of a hardware platform that navigates the microscope stage to acquire microscopic images from a blood smear and an algorithm implementation to generate the WBC differential count reports.

We wish to thank the Sri Lanka Inventors Commission (SLIC) for their financial support towards further development of the prototype and guidance in the patent application process. Furthermore, we highly appreciate SLIC’s role in fighting against the COVID-19 virus by supporting technological developments.   

Thank you for inviting us to the program, “Eka Mage Rata” – Inventor-Investor Meetup and giving us the opportunity to discuss about the future potentials and improvements required to develop in the invention. We received valuable feedback from the investors about our invention, “CELLBOTIC – A computer Vision Based System to Perform the Differential Count of White Blood Cells (WBC)”. Investors showed us a big picture of the potential market of our invention and they extended their hands to further develop our invention into a prototype in agricultural side as well. Moreover, they explained us, how we can help patients from this invention during COVID-19 pandemic. We could not have done it without the expert service from Sri Lanka Inventors Commission (SLIC). Your help has been invaluable, and we cannot imagine how we would have managed it without your help and support. Again, thank you so much for the great support and guidance.

We, as a team, would appreciate your continuous assistance, and looking forward to continuing the work together with SLIC.

UV Robot

We at SRQ robotics is a startup initiated at University of Moratuwa. Our team consists of 5 professional engineers and 2 undergraduates. In order to help the government to control the prevailing Covid 19 situation we have implemented a Robot to disinfect public places utilizing Ultraviolet rays. The current method used in SL (Disinfectant Liquids) consumes a considerable time for the process. This time can be reduced by 60% with our robot at a 85% cost reduction in a 100 day run. 

With the equipped ultraviolet light tower, the robot can disinfect and kill diseases, viruses, bacteria, and other types of harmful organic microorganisms in the environment by breaking down their DNA-structure. We have conducted laboratory testings and proved a 99.997% disinfection rate. The invention

increases the safety of both staff, patients and their relatives by reducing the risk of contact with bacteria, viruses and other harmful microorganisms. This can effectively prevent and reduce the spread of infectious diseases, viruses and bacteria. The system pays special attention to “infection hotspots”, such as washbasin, patient bed, handles etc.

Self-Quarantine People Monitoring System. HelMo Watch (Health Monitoring Watch)

ස්වයං නිරෝධනකරුවන්ට හා ඔවුන්ගේ නිරීක්ෂණ නිලධාරීන්ට අවශ්‍ය වන පළදින රැහැන් රහිත ද්විත්වමාර්ග සන්නිවේදන උපකරණයකි. පරිගණකයට හෝ දුරකථනයකට පුද්ගලයා ගමන් කල මාර්ගය, ශරීර උෂ්ණත්වය වැඩි වීම, ලේ වල තිබෙන ඔක්ෂිජන් මට්ටම පහල යාම පෙන්නුම් කර එම තොරතුරු ගබඩා කර තබා ගනී. ස්වයං නිරෝධනකරුවා ගමන් කල ස්ථාන හදුනා ගත හැකි වීම මෙහි ඇති විශේෂ ලක්ෂණයකි. උණ ගැනීම හා ලේ වල ඔක්ෂිජන් මට්ටම පහල යාම කල් තියා දැන ගැනීම මගින් PCR පරීක්ෂණයට යොමු කර රෝගය වැළදී තිබේදැයි යන්න තහවුරු කරගෙන පැතිරයාම වැලැක්වීම හා නොදැනීම රෝගය උත්සන්න වී ජිවිත අවධානමකට ලක්වීම වලක්වා ගත හැක. විශාල පිරිසක් එක් පරිගණකයකින් එක් නිලධාරියෙකුට අධීක්ෂණය කළ හැක.වසංගතයෙන් පසුව රෝගීන්ට උණ ස්වයංක්‍රියව සංඥා කරන හා ලේ වල තිබෙන ඔක්ෂිජන් මට්ටම පහල යාම නිවසේදීම හදුනාගැනීම මගින් විවිධ රෝග රැසක් කල් තියා දැනුම් දෙන උපකරණයක් ලෙස යොදා ගත හැක. අපස්මාර රෝගින් සිහිසුන් වූ විට ඔවුන් සිටිනා තැන බලා ගත හැකි මෙන්ම වලිප්පුව, පිළිකා ආසාදිත, ගර්භණි, නේවාසික හා රෝහල් ගත බාල මහළු සියලුම රෝගීන්ට ප්‍රයෝජනවත් උපකරණයකි.

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) Machine

I’m Ushan Sakuntha an undergraduate following electronics and telecommunication engineering degree from Sri Lanka Technological Campus. I developed this PCR machine which is used to amplifiy cDNA of a virus. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is the method widely used in molecular biology to make millions to billions of copies of a specific DNA sample, allowing scientists to take a very small sample of DNA and amplify it to a large enough amount to study in detail. This is the machine used for PCR process called thermocycler. This is a conventional pcr machine which needs to use a gel run after the pcr process. Now I’m developing this machine into a real time pcr to get the result quickly with the help of MRI and SLIC

Sahasak Nimavum 2020

Registration Deadline extended to 31st July 2020….

“Sahasak Nimavum” National Invention and Innovation competition is an annual event organized by the Sri Lanka Inventors Commission (SLIC) to encourage making or creation of inventions in Sri Lankan citizens. From the year 2019, an international inventor/innovator pavilion is set up for exhibiting their inventions and innovations and share knowledge and build collaboration between Sri Lankan inventors and International inventors.

“Sahasak Nimavum 2020” is opened for both international and local Inventors as two separate events. This year due to the CORONA virus pandemic. We have decided to continue our competition as an online competition. The applicants can submit their invention/ innovation video on registration and video will be evaluated by a panel of judges appointed by SLIC.

Local inventors can register under four main categories ie: School, University & Tertiary Educational Institute, Open and Commercialized.

Inventions can compete under fourteen technical fields as follows.

  • F 01 – Public Safety, Welfare and National Defense
  • F 02 – Physics
  • F 03 – Medicine and Pharmacy
  • F 04 – Traditional Medicine
  • F 05 – Agriculture
  • F 06 – Food Technology
  • F 07 – Chemistry

  • F 08 – Applied Sciences and Technology
  • F 09 – Energy
  • F 10 – Environmental Conservation
  • F 11 – Engineering
  • F 12 – Information and Communication Technology
  • F 13 – Transportation
  • F 14 – Public Works and Infrastructure Engineering

“Dasis” Award

dasis award

“Dasis” is a name given to King “Ravana”, who probably is one of the greatest inventors of our history. The most popular invention of him is the “Dandu Monara”, the wooden plane. As a nation, we have so much to get inspired from our rich heritage. Hence we gave the name “Dasis” for the award. It defines the ten heads of king “Ravana” to symbolize the observational capability of inventors and the knowledge that is all-pervasive. These ten heads are depicted graphically at the center of the trophy. The two wings on either sides represent the imagination of inventors and the wheels show how they give wings to ideas through technology.

Entry Fee for Participants
සහභාගිවන්නන් සඳහා ප්‍රවේශ ගාස්තුව
பங்கேற்பாளர்களுக்கான நுழைவு கட்டணம்

CategoriesEntry Fee Rs. (per invention)
SchoolRs. 500/=
University & Tertiary Educational InstituteRs. 1,000/=
Open Rs. 2,500/=
Commercialized Rs. 5,000/=

Bank Details

Account Name – Sri Lanka Inventors Commission
Account Number – 033100101791066
Branch – Peoples bank, Queens branch

Prepare these before applying/
අයදුම් කිරීමට පෙර මේවා සකස් කරන්න /விண்ணப்பிக்கும் முன் இவற்றைத் தயாரிக்கவும்

1. Applying category/අයදුම් කරන අංශය/விண்ணப்பிக்கும் பிரிவூ

2. School, University and Tertiary Education Institute Details /පාසලේ, විශ්වවිදයාල සහ තෘතියික අධ්‍යාපන ආයතන විස්තර/பள்ளி, பல்கலைக்கழக மற்றும் தொழில்நுட்பக் கல்லுhரி விவரங்கள்

3. Inventor Details/නව නිපැයුම්කරුගේ විස්තර/விண்ணப்பதாரியின விவரங்கள்

If group please separate member details by commas (,)
කණ්ඩායම් සාමාජිකයන් කොමාවකින් වෙන් කරන්න (,)
குழு உறுப்பினர்களை காற்புள்ளிகளால் பிரிக்கவும் (,)

4. Description of the Invention/නව නිපැයුමෙහි විස්තර /புத்தாக்கத்தின் விவரங்கள்

5. Patent Information/බුද්ධිමය දේපළ හිමිකම/காப்புரிமம்

6. Submit Your Video for Evaluation /විනිශ්චය කටයුතු සදහා ඔබ විසින් යොමුකරන වීඩියෝව/மதிப்பீட்டிற்கு உங்கள் வீடியோவை சமர்ப்பிக்கவும்

Only this video will be used to evaluate your invention. it should describe the invention briefly with all relevant information for including novelty, practicability, test reports, patent information

විනිශ්චය කටයුතු සදහා ඔබ විසින් යොමුකරන මෙම වීඩියෝව පමණක් භාවිතාවේ. විනිශ්චය කටයුතු සදහා නිපැයුම පිළිබදව කෙටියෙන් විස්තරයක්, නවතාවය, පේටන්ට් විස්තර, ප්‍රයෝගික බව හා පර්යේෂණ සහතික වැනි දෑ අන්තර්ගතවියයුතුයි

உங்கள் கண்டுபிடிப்புகளை மதிப்பீடு செய்ய இந்த வீடியோ பயன்படுத்தப்படும். இது அனைத்து தொடர்புடைய தகவல்களுடனும் கண்டுபிடிப்புகளை சுருக்கமாகக் கூற வேண்டும் (புதுமை, காப்புரிமம்,நடைமுறை, சோதனை அறிக்கை, மற்றும் தொடர்புடைய)

7. Additional Document if available/අමතර ලියකියවිලි තිබේ නම්கூ/டுதல் ஆவணங்கள் கிடைத்தால்

Attach test reports, Performance Reports /පරීක්ෂණ වාර්තා, කාර්යක්ෂමතා වාර්තාව/சோதனை அறிக்கைகள், செயல்திறன் அறிக்கை

Business Plans or any relevant documents /ව්‍යාපාර සැලසුම් හෝ අදාළ ලියකියවිලි/வணிகத் திட்டங்கள் அல்லது தொடர்புடைய ஆவணங்கள்

8. Declaration/අයදුම්කරුගේ ප්‍රකාශය/பிரகடனம்

9. Payments /ගෙවීම/கொடுப்பனவுகள் – Attache the Payment Receipt/ගෙවීම් කුවිතාන්සිය අමුණන්න/கட்டண ரசீதை இணைக்கவும்

Awards and Medals /සම්මාන හා පදක්කම්/விருதுகளும் பதக்கங்களும்

Winners will be awarded by Medals and Certificates
ජයග්‍රාහකයන්ට පදක්කම් සහ සහතික පත්‍ර ප්‍රදානය කෙරේ வெற்றியாளர்களுக்கு பதக்கங்கள் மற்றும் சான்றிதழ்கள் வழங்கப்படும்

Sri Lankan applicants, please select your province to register.

ශ්‍රී ලාංකික නව නිපැයුම්කරුවන් ලියාපදිංචි වීමට ඔබේ පළාත තෝරන්න

இலங்கை விண்ணப்பதாரர்கள், பதிவு செய்ய உங்கள் மாகாணத்தைத் தேர்ந்தெடுக்கவும்

Fighting against the COVID-19 virus


ශ්‍රී ලංකා නව නිපැයුම් කොමිසමේ මූල්‍ය දායකත්වයෙන් සෞඛ්‍ය සේවයේ නිරත පිරිස්වලට COVID-19 වෛරසයෙන් ආරක්ෂා විය හැකි නව නිපැයුම් කීපයක් හඳුන්වා දීම අද දින කොළඹ ගංගාරාම විහාරස්ථානයයෙදී අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ  ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් සිදු වූ අතර මෙම අවස්ථාවට උසස් අධ්‍යාපන තාක්ෂණ හා නවෝත්පාදන අමාත්‍යය බන්දුල ගුණවර්ධන මහතා හා සෞඛ්‍ය පෝෂණ සහ දේශීය වෛද්‍ය සේවා අමාත්‍ය පවිත්‍රා වන්නිආරච්චි මහත්මිය ඇතුළු පිරිසක් සහභාගී

Launch of several new inventions and innovations to protect frontline health workers fighting the COVID-19 virus, headed by Prime Minister  Mahinda Rajapaksa took place today (06.05.2020) at the Gangarama Temple. Minister of Higher Education, Technology and Innovations, Hon. (Dr.) Bandula Gunawardana, Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Hon. (Mrs.) Pavithradevi Wanniarachchi, SLIC Commissioner Prof. R.U. Halwatura and inventors were present at this event.