Welcome to Sri Lanka Inventors Commission (SLIC)! We are the National Body Established by the Sri Lanka Inventors Incentive Act NO 53 of 1979 with the prime objective of providing Technical, Legal, Financial and Market Access support to Sri Lankan inventors and to promote innovativeness among the citizens of Sri Lanka

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slic mission visionThe Sri Lanka Inventors Commission (SLIC) is a Statutory Body which was came in to operation on 1st August in 1987 by virtue of the powers vested in the Sri Lanka Inventors Incentives Act No 53 of 1979. As per the Act, the SLIC shall consist of a Commissioner and two Assistant Commissioners appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers on the recommendation of the Minister of the line ministry.

Accordingly Dr.A.N.S.Kulasinghe, the eminent scientist and the inventor was the First Commissioner of the SLIC.
On 27of July in the year 1988, the renowned inventor, Dr.Ray Wijewardena was appointed as the Commissioner of the SLIC. According to the history of the SLIC, Dr.Ray Wijewardena had been performing as the Second Commissioner of the Sri Lanka Inventors Commission.
Prof. C.L.V.Jayathilake had been performing as the Third Commissioner of the Sri Lanka Inventors Commission and during his period in office, the office of the SLIC was expanded by establishment of a Programme Division and by appointing more officers to the Sri Lanka Inventors Commission.

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The Sri Lanka Inventors Commission today

Currently the SLIC is functioning under the purview of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Research. Prof. Rangika Halwatura, Professor at University of Moratuwa has been serving as the Commissioner of the Sri Lanka Inventors Commission. The two Assistant Commissioners are Prof. M. Dayal P. De Costa and Mr. Yasas Chandra de Silva.


The current commission consists of following members...

1 new Prof. Rangika Halwatura
2 new Prof. M. Dayal P. De Costa
Assistant Commissioner
3 new Mr. Yasas Chandra de Silva
Assistant Commissioner


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 2 new   Mr. N. N. W. Dolawatta

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Prosperity through Inventions and Innovations

To encourage Sri Lankan patented inventors to make known their inventions by giving annually sizeable cash awards and medals known as the " Presidential Awards for Inventions "

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