Sunday, 31 August 2014 - 18:30
Nanotechnology will leapfrog development.
Senior Minister for Scientific Affairs Prof. Tissa Vitharana told a forum on ‘Technology and Development : organised by the Society for International Development last week, that Nanotechnology is the key to drive development and make Sri Lanka the Wonder of Asia.
He said that the secret of economic development in a country is technology, and that America achieved vast development due to its focus on science, technology and innovation.
Prof. Vitharana added that Nanotechnology is the next level of development and if we are to keep pace with the growth in other countries by expanding our export income, we need to pay greater attention to developing niche products through nano-technology.