Delegation from American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Sri Lanka ) paid a visit to Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology Pvt. Ltd. (SLINTEC) premises on 21st of October, 2022 for a strategic discussion on business networking opportunities and possible collaboration between US and Sri Lankan business entities and SLINTEC. The discussion focused on the potential of renewable energy storage, advanced agriculture technologies and water purification technologies for innovation benefitting businesses.
A team of representatives from AmCham Sri Lanka including Ms. Vrai Raymond ( General Manager & Head of Chamber), Ms. Avisha Fernando and Mr. Harish Sagar Kamalakumar discussed several areas of sustainability, potential collaborations and the expansion of opportunities that would benefit both US and Sri Lankan business organizations.
SLINTEC team headed by Dr. Nareshkumar B. Handagama (CEO), Dr.Lakshitha Pahalagedara, Mr. Revan Weerasinghe and Mrs. Dulani Senarath Yapa were present at the discussion.
Dr. Nareshkumar B. Handagama emphasized the importance of utilizing human and material resources in science and technology with the likes of SLINTEC that has the ability in creating tangible and intangible value and drive innovation for businesses. SLINTEC with its science and support personnel along with laboratories, analytical instruments and infrastructure facilities has the capability of guiding both US and Sri Lankan businesses in this path.
It is to note that AmCham Sri Lanka is one of the most important business Chambers in Sri Lanka. AmCham Sri Lanka is a resource network which delivers information and vital knowledge needed to succeed in building bilateral business relationship between Sri Lanka and US.
The discussion focused on the potential of utilizing science and technology for innovations on energy storage systems that can store renewable energy that benefit Sri Lanka especially at a time of power and economic crisis.
Delegates of USAID including Mr. Rick Whitaker, Mr Chanaka Wickramasuriya, Mr. Dhanika de Silva, Ms. Neelika Tillekeratne, Mr. Nadeera Wijesinghe, Ms. Jinesha J. Kodikara, Mr. Kosala Gunawardana discussed on the areas of sustainability, potential collaboration and R & D activities that would benefit Sri Lanka. SLINTEC team consisting Dr. Nareshkumar B. Handagama (CEO), Dr. Lakshitha Pahalagedara (Head of Business Development), Dr. Nuwan De Silva, Dr. Vimukthi Jayaweera, , Dr. Yasun Kannangara, Dr.Chanaka Sandaruwan, Dr. Dumindu Pasan Siriwardene, Maheshi Fernando and Dulani Senarath yapa were present at the discussion.
SLINTEC team headed by Dr. Nareshkumar B. Handagama emphasized the need of the hours especially in usage and storage of renewable energy and the capabilities of organizations like SLINTEC that has the ability to create energy storage technologies and drive innovation. SLINTEC with its science and support personnel along with laboratories, analytical instruments and infrastructure facilities, has the capability of research and development in this area.
USAID is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government that is primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid and development assistance. USAID activities in Sri Lanka align with the U.S. Government’s vision to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific, in which all nations are connected, prosperous, resilient, and secure.