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Science & Technology: What for?

World Science Day fell on Nov. 10. This article examines to what extent Science and Technology has been effectively used in Sri Lanka to alleviate poverty and to advance the socio-economic development of the country.

The Science and Technology status of a country is the backbone of its development strategy. Most of the South and South East Asian countries, during the last two decades, have developed considerably by effective use of Science and Technology. In Sri Lanka, during the last decade, perhaps billions have been spent on Research and Development (R&D) but, what were the benefits the country received from all the money spent?

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Science & Technology: What for? - The Island, November 12, 2012


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