Ministry of Technology and Research

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Research (formerly the Ministry of Technology, Research and Atomic Energy) (Sinhala: විද්‍යා, තාක්ෂණ හා පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍යාංශය Vidyā, Thākshana hā Paryeshana Amathyanshaya; Tamil: விஞ்ஞான, தொழினுட்ப மற்றும் தொழில் வாய்ப்பு அமைச்சு) is the cabinet ministry of the Government of Sri Lanka that directs the formulation and implementation of policies related to implementation, regulation and growth of technology and scientific research in the country.

Ministry of Science, Technology and Research
විද්‍යා, තාක්ෂණ හා පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍යාංශය
விஞ்ஞான, தொழினுட்ப மற்றும் தொழில் வாய்ப்பு அமைச்சு
Ministry overview
JurisdictionDemocratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
HeadquartersFloor 3, Stage I Sethsiripaya, Battaramulla
6.903351°N 79.915638°E / 6.903351; 79.915638
Employees1,041
Annual budgetLKR 4.37 billion
Minister responsible
  • Vacant , Minister of Science, Technology and Research
Deputy Minister responsible
Ministry executives
  • Udaya R. Senevirathne, Ministry Secretary
  • J.M. Mangalatissa, Secretary to the State Minister
Child agencies
Websitewww.mostr.gov.lk

The ministry is not responsible for tertiary education which comes under the Ministry of Higher Education; however, an institute of higher education does come under the purview of the ministry.

List of ministers

Minister of Technology and Research of Sri Lanka
Incumbent
Vacant

since 12 April 2018
Ministry of Technology and Research
AppointerThe President
Inaugural holderChampika Ranawaka×

The Minister of Technology and Research is an appointment in the Cabinet of Sri Lanka.

Parties

  Sri Lanka Freedom Party   United National Party   Jathika Hela Urumaya

Name Portrait Party Tenure President
Champika Ranawaka Jathika Hela Urumaya 28 January 2013 – 18 November 2014 Mahinda Rajapaksa
Susil Premajayanth Sri Lanka Freedom Party 4 September 2015 - 12 April 2018 Maithripala Sirisena

See also

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