As part of the U.S. commitment to helping Sri Lanka develop a diversified, modern economy to attract foreign and domestic investment top American engineering and science universities shared strategies for developing technology incubators and technology transfer offices with Sri Lankan university, government, and business leaders.
Speaking about the event U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap said, “Sri Lanka is well-positioned to become a technology hub in Asia, given its excellent human capital.”
He added that they hope the interaction can help strengthen innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems in Sri Lanka. “Sri Lanka can be known not just for world class tea, but world class IT,” he stressed.
Eleven Sri Lankan delegates visited Princeton University in New Jersey and Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania from October 26 to November 4 through support from them U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP).