Strategic Technology Development Collaboration on Nanotechnology based Plant Nutrition Solutions

From Left : NFCL VP, Dr. Banibrata Pandey, Indian High Commissioner H. E. Ashok K Kantha, NFCL Senior Advisor Mr. R N Nanda, SLINTEC Chairman Mr. Mahesh Amalean, Hon Minister of Technology & Research Mrs. Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Secretary to the Ministry of Technology & Research Mrs. Dhara Wijayatilake, SLINTEC CEO Mr. Asela Gunawardena

Sri Lanka will be a destination for nanotechnology research and development, said Chairman (SLINTEC) Dr. Mahesh Amalean, at a ceremony to launch the partnership between SLINTEC and Nagarjuna Fertilisers and Chemicals Ltd,(NFCL), India to develop the next generation nanotechnology-based plant nutrition solutions.

Dr. Amalean said that the partnership with Nagarjuna Group, a global leader in chemicals and fertiliser is the first step towards achieving this vision.

In a brief span of three years SLINTEC has been able to gain global recognition due to its accomplishment in research and development.

“The strategic partnership is a result of extensive scientific research of eminent scientists in the country. The international collaboration on nanotechnoly is proof of Sri Lanka’s potential in the science and technology sector”, he said.

The partnership will boost productivity and income of farmers and create a sustainable business for both countries. Nagarjuna will purchase first generation nano plant nutrition products taking it from proof of concept to proof of value for commercialisation.