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  • 9th International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada, iCAN 2024!

    * Event Website: www.tisias.org/ican-2024
    * Registrar’s Email: ican@tisias.org
    * Registration Deadline: July 15th

  • “SAHASAK NIMAVUM 2023-2024”


    We warmly invite you to participate in the Fifth Sahasak Nimavum 2023-2024 International Inventions and Innovations Competition.

    Important points of the event :

    Registrations through online – https://forms.gle/YsAxwzQPGywpq1C59

    Registration deadline – 31st August 2024.

    The registration fee –  $100 per invention.

    Winners’ names will be published on the official website of the Sri Lanka Inventors Commission – http://slic.gov.lk/

    Exhibition – 23rd to 25th October at Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Culture Tour – 1 Day

    The award ceremony on the 26th of October 2024 at BMICH, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    MAP – https://maps.app.goo.gl/NdMFqKQqjAQNg59c6

    you can refer to more information via – https://slic.gov.lk/sn2023int/

    All registered inventions are evaluated with respect to 14 technical fields under five major categories as follows.

    Major categories

    1. School
    2. University & Tertiary Educational Institute
    3. Open
    4. Institutional
    5. Commercialized

    14 Technical Fields

    • Public safety, welfare, and national defence
    • Food technology
    • Traditional medicine
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Medicine and pharmacy
    • Public works and infrastructure engineering
    • Information and communication technology
    • Applied sciences and technology
    • Environmental conservation
    • Engineering
    • Agriculture
    • Energy
    • Transportation

    Many inventors will participate from universities, schools, and technical colleges, companies, research institutes as groups or individuals. The winners will be awarded gold, silver, and bronze awards. SN 2023/2024 is an international platform for inventors to present their inventions and innovations which will be the solutions for future challenges, improvements of technological appliances, and provisions of comfortableness for day-to-day life.

    If any clarification is required, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    – Sahasak Nimavum 2023-2024 International Inventions & Innovations Competition

    -Website: http://slic.gov.lk/

    -Registration desk – https://forms.gle/YsAxwzQPGywpq1C59

    -E-Mail: info@slic.gov.lk , sahasaknimavum@gmail.com , projects@slic.gov.lk

    -Telephone: +94 11-2676650

  • Sahasak Nimavum 2023 Award Winners
  • Provincial Invention Awareness and Competition

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    Provincial Awareness

    Sri Lanka Inventors Commission has arranged to hold a series of pre-awareness seminars regarding inventions and innovations at island wide level with respect to the “Sahasak Nimavum 2024” National Invention and Innovation Exhibition and Competition. The plan is set out in the guideline attached here.

    Applicants who are interested in the inventions and innovations have the opportunity to participate in the above-mentioned pre-awareness seminars related to your province.

    Registration for provincial level pre-awareness programmes can be done through online system only. As space is limited, the opportunity will be reserved for those who register first. After successfully registering through the online system, you will receive a confirmation email confirming your registration. If it says “Try for another programme, the maximum number of registrations for the relevant programme has been completed”, it means that your registration has not been approved due to limited space.

    For further details, please contact the Commission’s Project Division on 0112676650 and 0112676645.

    For registration for provincial level pre-awareness programs refer to the following links.

    Provincial Evaluations

    Sri Lanka Inventors Commission has organized provincial level inventions evaluation programmes at the provincial level with respect to the “Sahasak Nimavum 2024” National Invention and Innovation Exhibition and Competition. The plan is set out in the guideline attached here. These evaluation programmes will be conducted free of charge by the commission.

    The conditions and guidelines related to the provincial inventions evaluation programme is also attached herewith. Inventors who wish to join for these evaluation programmes must have submitted the applications before the deadlines for each province of submission.

    Registration for provincial level evaluation programmes can be done through the online system as well as by completing and sending the application form via registerd post to the commission. The application can be downloaded by accessing the “Downloads” section of the Commission’s website or by accessing the link https://shorturl.at/kBKV1

    For further details, please contact the Commission’s Project Division on 0112676650 and 0112676645.

    Please refer to the following links for online registration for provincial level invention selection programmes.


  • Winners of Presidential Awards 2017-2020

  • නැගිටිමු ශ්‍රී ලංකා – (21-04-2022)
  • Inventors Commission and RDB bank sign MoU to provide loans to inventors


    The signing of the MoU was attended by several respective officials from the RDB Bank, the Inventors Commission as well as relevant State officials and included RDB Bank Chairman, the Inventors Commissioner, Inventors Commission CEO Nalin Dolawatte, Ministry of Education Research and Innovation Director General P.M. Dharmatilleke and representing the RDB Bank Credit, Special Project and Policy Implementation Deputy General Manager A.H.M.G. Aberathne, RDB CEO and Chief Financial Officer Sumeda Edirisuriya and other officials 

    The Regional Development Bank (RDB) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Inventors Commission of Sri Lanka to support local inventors and inventions. 

    The agreement was the outcome of discussions between the two institutions which were renewed and expedited by Sri Lanka Inventors Commission Inventors Commissioner Prof. N.M.S. Sirimuthu who took up office some months back.   

    Under the agreement, Sri Lankan inventors, depending on the efficacy and marketability of their product, would be provided loans to enable the further development of their invention and for it to be marketed and promoted locally and internationally. 

    The agreement for the loan scheme was inked between Regional Development Bank (RDB) chairman M. Mahinda Saliya and the Inventors Commissioner Prof. N. M. Sirimuthu at the RDB headquarters in Kelaniya. 

    The Inventors Commission would be recommending the products for the loan to be provided through an impartial evaluation system and the RDB bank would further assess it and provide the necessary support, following up the necessary loan provision evaluation process set for the scheme. The loans would be provided at the lowest rates in the market, between 4 % and 10% dependent on the prevailing refinance schemes and interest subsidy loan schemes.   

    The MoU was described as an historic event effective in its actual implementation in Sri Lanka, where inventors who have strong solutions to national problems can apply for a bank loan based on their patent.

     “This loan scheme is a plan that was being discussed by the Inventors Commission and the current Chairman Prof. N. M. S. Sirimuthu revived and expedited the matter by taking personal interest in it,” Inventors Commission CEO Nalin Dolawatte explained at the occasion. 

    “Inventors are the lifeline of any nation. That is why many countries provide a wide range of support for inventors. We at the inventors commission have come up with new plans to increase the support base for inventors and to ensure that the receiving of a patent is coupled with many practical support systems,” Prof. Sirimuthu stated. 

    He pointed out that along with modern technology based innovations, the entire gamut of knowledge that the country has inherited as traditional knowledge, such as Traditional medicine (Deshiya Chikitsa and Ayurvedha) are all potential bases for new inventions to maximise the economic potential of the country and the wellbeing of the people. He explained the link between education, invention and entrepreneurship, stating that there are several collaborations planned by the Inventors Commission to set the above links in motion and that the current priority was ensuring that the economic support for invention linked entrepreneurship is provided. 

    “For some time it has been a priority of the Inventors Commission of Sri Lanka to have an arrangement with the bank so that once an inventor gets a local or international patent that he or she could be recognised by the banking system as someone having an asset that will act as an equivalent of the standard recognition given by banks to collateral. Therefore the MoU signed today is the beginning of a journey that will take Sri Lanka to a new culture of invention so that the inventor could get a loan on the basis of his patent,” Prof. Sirimuthu said. 

    He highlighted that the Inventors Commission and the RDB bank would work in unison to see that the numbers of loan default would be zero under the new scheme by ensuring the successful marketability and profit making of the product. 

    He reiterated the fact highlighted by the RDB team that there are a significant number of persons in Sri Lanka overall who are under the crib category (barred from dealing with any bank) as they have failed to repay the loans.

    He said that the Regional Development Bank (RDB Bank) and the Inventors Commission would seek to provide awareness on this to inventors who seek to obtain loans under this newly introduced loan scheme so that they could carefully plan for their inventions to be profit making.

    The officials of both institutions explained that the RDB was chosen because it was the apex bank, set up by the Central Bank over three decades ago with the explicit purpose of eradicating rural poverty.

    “The beginnings of the Regional Development Bank (RDB) can be traced back to as far as 1985 when district level banks under the category of Regional Rural Development Banks were established with a specific mandate to assist the grass root development of the nation,” RDB Bank Chairman Mahinda Saliya said.

    He asserted that the bank is working on several new mechanisms to liaise more closely with the media and also to facilitate a holistic monitoring and evaluation system to assist entrepreneurs and inventors better as well as develop new products that will cater to a wide range of social groups to ensure the holistic development of the nation.

    “We want the media to take our work to the villages. We have loan schemes we want more and more inventors/entrepreneurs to know about,” the RDB chairman said. 

    He drew attention to the need to create awareness at diverse official levels of the importance of seeing invention as part of the national culture that will contribute to the macro economy in the long term.”

    “An invention is something that should reach the market at some point and the success of the invention depends on how it faces competition in the market as a product. This is what creates a stimulating backdrop for the rise of entrepreneurship in the country,” the RDB Bank Chairman further explained. 

    RDB bank Deputy General Manager A.H.M.G. Aberathne who had played a pivotal role to assist the Inventors Commission to expedite the new loan scheme for inventors stated that the RDB bank and the Inventors Commission had teamed up with the private sector and that these initiatives would be announced to the media shortly.

    Alongside the introduced loan scheme, both the bank and the inventors commission would be working on partnerships with diverse institutions to enable the better reach of local inventions in Sri Lanka and internationally, it was revealed

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  • 37th General Assembly of the IFIA

    The 37th General Assembly of the International Federation of Inventors Associations (IFIA) took place on April 28, 2023, in the Congress Hall in Geneva, Switzerland.

    The event was attended by IFIA representatives from over 70 member countries including Sri Lanka.

    Sri Lanka Inventors Commission appointed again as the IFIA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER

  • Meetings With Inventors

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  • Donation of SLIC funded invention under project- Fight Against COVID -19

    -SEMI AUTOMATED TELEPRESENCE ROBOT to National Hospital for Respiratory Diseases, Welisara, Ragama-
    The team of inventors consists Eng Sahan C. Ranasinghe,Eng. Anuruddha Tennakoon and Eng. Buddhika Marasinghe donated the invention Semi Automated Telepresence Robot to National Hospital for Respiratory Diseases, Welisara, Ragama which was funded by SLIC.
    This is a Semi Automated Telepresence Robot for Indoor transportation for deliver meals, drugs, and garbage collection and for patient interview in covid-19 wards, suspect patients’ wards and during other necessary situations in hospitals. In addition to that, this is suitable for manufacturing plants, warehouses. This robot can be used as a remote control or run on automated guided path. But you can override anytime. It has obstacle detection sensors, mechanical dampers to avoid collision. Also most importantly it has a camera and display for Video conferencing facility to communicate with patients. Health care staff can monitor or interview the patients and get the feedback about their symptoms immediately with less exposursity of medical staff to covid-19 patients.

  • Donation of SEMI AUTOMATED TELEPRESENCE ROBOT to National Hospital for Respiratory Diseases, Welisara, Ragama

    Donation of SLIC funded invention under project- Fight Against COVID -19.

    -SEMI AUTOMATED TELEPRESENCE ROBOT to National Hospital for Respiratory Diseases, Welisara, Ragama –

    The Team- Eng (Mr) Sahan C. Ranasinghe,Eng. (Mr) Anuruddha Tennakoon and Eng. (Mr) Buddhika Marasinghe

  • “Korea international Youth Olympiad (KIYO) 4I 2019” competition
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    Young inventors bring pride to Sri Lanka

    The Sri Lankan School Inventors who participated in the “Korea International Youth Olympiad (KIYO) 4I 2019” competition held in Seoul, Korea on 05th and 06th October were rewarded with great achievements. They have won three (03) Special Awards, three (03) Gold Medals, six (06) Silver Medals and four (04) Bronze Medals.

  • “International Young Inventors Awards(IYIA)-2019”

    Sri Lankan Young Inventors shine at The 6th International Young Inventors Awards (IYIA) 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Sri Lankan School Inventors who participated in the “6th International Young Inventors Awards (IYIA) 2019” competition held in Jakarta, Indonesia form 09th to 12th October were rewarded with great achievements. They have won one (01) Special Award, four (04) Gold Medals, six (06) Silver Medals and two (02) Bronze Medals

  • Kaohsiung International Invention and Design EXPO – KIDE 2019

    Sri Lankan School Inventors who participated in the 2019 Kaohsiung International Invention and Design EXPO (KIDE 2019) at International Convention Center Kaohsiung (ICCK), in Kaohsiung, Taiwan from December 6th to December 8th, 2019 were rewarded with great achievements.

    The INTERNATIONAL YOUNGEST INVENTOR AWARD was won by J. M. Mihindi Minupama Bandara and other members won two (02) Special Award, eight (08) Gold Medals, four (04) Silver Medals.


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Feedback from few Inventors

  • “I have been working with SLIC since 2014 where I had excellent guidance, support and facilitation for my medical inventions. This low cost video laryngoscope was designed initially in 2015. It was recommended for clinical use by an expert ethical committee in 2016. Followed by a series of modifications and improvement  Patent certificate was issued for the novel features of this device in 2017.

    This device is used in anaesthesia in order to facilitate insertion of a special tube called “endotracheal” tube into patient’s trachea in order to provide artificial ventilation. With the facilitation and support from the SLIC we are looking forward to distribute this device among all the government hospitals to help the fight against COVID 19 pandemic. “

    Dr. Anupa Herath
  • ” I wish to extend my sincere gratitude to SLIC for their assistance which has enabled me to produce more units of Microorganism Diverting and Clearing Device (MDCD) which are currently being requested by Healthcare workers who are at the forefront in our fight against Covid19. “

    Dr. Noragal Ranjan Shashika Ariyarathna
  • ” My invention is the MCRP machine which provides mechanical cardio support to arrested patients with no heart function due to Corona complications. My first contact after finishing this machine was SLIC and they assisted me in filing the patent to manufacturing. They also helped me with all the legal documents as well. Finally, within a week they grant me financial assistance in order to manufacture my invention. I thank SLIC and the team.”

    Dilshan Abeywardane
    Dilshan Abeywardane