Sahasak Nimavum– 2023

Provincial Awareness and Provincial Selection for “Sahasak Nimavum” National Inventions and Innovations Competition – 2023

Registration –

Sri Lanka Inventors Commission (SLIC) is in the process of organizing the island wide series of awareness programmes and provincial level selection programs for inventions and innovations in conjunction with the “Sahasak Nimavum” National Inventions and Innovations Competition – 2023.

Kindly request to participate suitable persons including students and those who are interested in inventions and innovations by representing your organization/organizations for the awareness programmes relevant to your province.

Please register via the below google link in the above or contact the Project Division of the Commission via 0112676650 and 0113642366 to confirm the number of participants, those who are interested in the provincial awareness program and for further details,

We highly appreciate your support in cultivating an innovative culture in Sri Lanka.

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

Sahasak Nimavum 2021 Award Ceremony

ජාතික නව නිපැයුම්කරුවන්ගේ දිනය පාදක කර ගනිමින්, ශ්‍රී ලංකා නව නිපැයුම්කරුවන්ගේ කොමිසම සංවිධානය කළ “සහසක් නිමැවුම් 2021” ජයග්‍රාහකයන් ඇගයීම, පසුගිය දා ශ්‍රී ලංකා විවෘත විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයීය ශ්‍රවණාගාරයේ දී පවත්වන්නට යෙදුණි. මෙම අවස්ථාවට අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යාංශයේ අතිරේක ලේකම් නිමාලි වටලියද්ද, අධ්‍යක්ෂ ජනරාල් කුමාරි මීගහකොටුව, අධ්‍යක්ෂ ජනරාල් පී. එම්. ධර්මතිලක යන මහත්ම මහත්මීන් වි‍ශේෂ ආරාධිතයන් ලෙස සහභාගී වූ අතර වර්තමාන කොමසාරිස් ධූරය හොබවන මහාචාර්ය එන්. එම්. එස්. සිරිමුතු මහතා සහ කොමිසමේ අධ්‍යක්ෂක එන්. එන්. ඩබ්. දොළවත්ත මහතා සහ රාජ්‍ය ආයතන නියෝජනය කරමින් සම්පත් දායකත්වය සැපයූ මහාචාර්යවරු, ආචාර්යවරු, ශ්‍රී ලංකේය නව නිපැයුම්කරුවන් ඇතුළු 200ක පමණ සම්භාවනීය පිරිසක් සහභාගී විය .

ඒ අනුව 2021 වර්ෂය වෙනුවෙන් පාසල් අංශයේ නව නිපැයුම් සඳහා රන් සම්මාන 04ක්, රිදී 13ක් හා ලෝකඩ 14ක් ද විශ්වවිද්‍යාල හා තෘතියික අධ්‍යාපන ආයතන අංශය සඳහා රන් සම්මාන 10ක්, රිදී 17ක් හා ලෝකඩ සම්මාන 10ක් මෙන්ම විවෘත අංශය සඳහා රන් සම්මාන 11ක්, රිදී 17ක්, ලෝකඩ 15ක් සහ වාණිජකරණය වූ නව නිපැයුම් අංශය සඳහා රන් සම්මාන 05ක් හා රිදී සම්මාන 04ක් ප්‍රදානය කරන ලදී.

පාසල් අංශයේ කණිෂ්ඨ දසිස් කුසලානය දිනාගැනීමට “Smart Dustbin” නව නිපැයුම ඉදිරිපත් කළ යාපනය චුන්දිකුලි කාන්තා විද්‍යාලයේ වෛශ්නවී කරුණානන්දන් ශිෂ්‍යාව සමත් විය. විශ්වවිද්‍යාල හා තෘතියික අධ්‍යාපන ආයතන අංශයේ දසිස් කුසලානය හිමි වූයේ “ජෛව හරිත පොස්පේට් නිෂ්පාදන” නව නිපැයුම යි. එය කොළඹ විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේ වෛද්‍ය පීඨයේ තුලිත සිහලිඳු රන්වල සිසුවා ගේ නිපැයුමකි. වාණිජකරණ අංශයේ දසිස් කුසලානය ජයග්‍රහණය කිරීමට “Utech Blackbox Telematic Device” නව නිපැයුම සමත් විය. එය Utech Technologies ආයතනයේ නිපැයුමකි. විනිශ්චයන්ට අනුකූලව විවෘත අංශය සඳහා මෙවර දසිස් කුසලානය ප්‍රදානය නොකෙරුණි.

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IAFMSL Financial assistance programme

Sri Lanka Inventors Commission

The 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.

A patented Invention Agri Master Seeder Cum Fertilizer of Inventor Mr. W. M. Jayawardhana, was selected through IAFMSL Financial assistance programme of the Commission after successful completion of evaluation processes. The first instalment of the approved loan of 6.0Mn was released on 22.09.2021 at the Sri Lanka Inventors Commission by Prof N. M. S. Sirimuthu Commissioner Sri Lanka Inventors Commission. Mr. N. N. W. Dolawatta, Director of the Commission also participated in this event. 

අම්පාරේ පදිංචි ඩබ්. එම්.ජයවර්ධන මහතා නිෂ්පාදනය කරන ලද පේටන්ට් බලපත්‍රය සහිත ඇග්‍රිමාස්ටර් බීජ සහ පොහොර එකවර යොදන යන්ත්‍රය නිෂ්පාදනය සඳහා සහාය වීමට,  IAFML මූල්‍ය සහන ලබා දීමේ ව්‍යාපෘතිය යටතේ සිදු කල ඇගයීම් ක්‍රියාවලිය යටතේ තෝරා ගන්නා ලදී. ඔහුට අනුමත ණය මුදලේ පලමු කොටසට අදාල චෙක්පත ශ්‍රී ලංකා නව නිපැයුම් කරුවන්ගේ කොමිසමේ දී කොමසාරිස් මහාචාර්ය එන්. එම්. සිරිමුතු මහතා විසින් 2021.09.22 දින දෙන ලද අවස්ථාවයි. එම අවස්ථාවට අධ්‍යක්ෂ  එන්.එන්.ඩබ්. දොලවත්ත මහතා ද කොමිසම පරිශ්‍රයේදී සහභාගී වෙන ලදී.


We warmly invite you to participate in the fourth Online Sahasak Nimavum 2022 International Invention and Innovation Competition. 

 This year we planned to organize an online competition, which you can participate in the competition where ever you are. Therefore, we have changed several protocols as mentioned follow

  • The deadline for registration – 31st December 2022.
  • The competitors have to register online.
  • The winners’ names will be published on the official website of Sri Lanka Inventors Commission. 
  • The winner’s medals and the certificates will be couriered to the provided postal address of the winner.
  • The registration fee for the event is $100. Payment can be done as an online transaction to the bank account mentioned below
   ( The payment slip needs to be attached to the registration form.)
      Beneficiary Name: Sri Lanka Inventors Commission
      Beneficiary Address: 5th Floor, ” Mehewara Piyesa” Building, Colombo 05.
      Beneficiary Account Name: Sri Lanka Inventors Commission
      Account Number: 204-4-021-3-1791066
      Beneficiary Bank: People’s Bank
      Beneficiary Branch: Headquarters Branch
      Branch Address: No.75, Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo 2, Sri Lanka.
      Bank SWIFT Code: PSBKLKLX
Payment should be made in full amount type, any taxes or levies must be borne by the participant
Please feel free to contact us for more information via or
-Registration desk –
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-Telephone: +94 11 26 76 648, +94 11 36 122 32, +94 11 26 766 50