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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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ICT for Development: Why Sri Lanka Needs to Address the Gender Digital Divide

This article explores the reasons behind Sri Lanka’s gender digital divide and highlights why ICT matter for women and economic development.

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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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Risks and Rights for Sri Lankan Consumers in the Digital Age

Article to mark ‘World Consumer Rights Day’ (15 March)   Every day we are moving closer to having almost as many mobile subscribers as there are people on earth. Close to 40% of the world’s population are now ‘online’ and …

State’s Role in Boosting Nanotechnology: An Agenda for Sri Lanka

In the second article in the Talk Nanotech special series, we have a guest article by Shalini Dharmawardena, Senior Economist (Economic Research Department) – Central Bank of Sri Lanka. She argues that the industrial thrust, budgetary allocations, commitment of financial institutions, education policy, and private sector enthusiasm will be the key success factors in achieving a competitive edge for Sri Lanka in the international nanotechnology arena. She emphasises that collaboration is essential, with a synergy of state allocated funds, private sector participation, expatriate scientists contribution, and the financial sector involvement.

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