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Role of IPRs in Stimulating Innovations

When it comes to innovation, Sri Lanka has been overtaken by the rest of the world. While countries vie for top positions in the rapidly moving race for technological advancements, Sri Lanka lags far behind. On World Intellectual Property Day, Dilani Hirimuthugodage’s article ponders reasons for Sri Lanka’s lack of innovations and gives policy recommendations to help Sri Lanka catch up through a well-built IP system.

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Intellectual Property Rights as a Tool for Enhancing Ecotourism in Sri Lanka

This article highlights how Intellectual Property Rights can be used as a tool to support the development of the Tourism Industry and its subsector ecotourism.

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Reaching Greater Heights in Innovations: A Sri Lankan Perspective

In this article to mark the the World Intellectual Property Rights Day Dilani Hirimuthugodage points out that Sri Lanka is still far behind in creating a strong protection mechanism for inventions.

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Does Sri Lanka Need a New Seed Act?

Article to Mark International Day for Biodiversity (22nd May)   “Over seven hundred onion farmers in the Dambulla area suffered losses due to substandard seeds bought from a private company in the area. Farmers in the area stated that they …

Biodiversity as a Cornerstone of Sustainable Development: A Sri Lankan Perspective

Marking International Day for Biodiversity today (22nd May), Dilani Hirimuthugodage looks at the Sri Lankan interventions in the wake of its ratification of the International Convention on Biological Diversity 19 years ago. She asserts that concrete steps must be taken soon if Sri Lanka is to safeguard its rich bio diversity, in the midst of the rapid development taking place.