“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” 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.