Written by Teena Marian
17 Feb, 2022 | 5:03 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st); A Digital Platform to garner the services of overseas based intellectuals is set to officially launch next week.
A media briefing was held at the Government Information Department on Thursday (17) on the Global Digital Platform prepared by the National Science Foundation with the target of obtaining the services of local and foreign intellectuals for the benefit of the country.
The Chairman of the National Science Foundation, Ranjith Senarathna stated that there are several non-resident Scientists, Professionals, Technologists of Sri Lankan origin all over the world.
He assured that these people are ready to help Sri Lanka. however, there is no proper mechanism for them to render their services.
Therefore, the National Science Foundation created a Digital Platform for this purpose where overseas Scientists are now registered with the NSF, while there are nearly 6000 local people registered in Sri Lanka,
The Chairman of the National Science Foundation said that they have categorized all locals and overseas scientists, based on their areas of expertise.
In addition, he stated that Sri Lanka can take Science and Technology to the next level in the country through the Digital Platform.
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