With the aim of promoting mineral resources-related industries in Sri Lanka, an awareness conference about the sector was held in Colombo on 30.12.2022 by the Technical Services Division of the Ceylon Industrial Development Board. Inauguration of the conference, Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Industry L. C. Pathiraja, Chairman of Ceylon Industrial Development Board Dr. Saranga Alahapperuma, Director General of Ceylon Industrial Development Board P. L. U. Ratnamalala, Chairman, Bureau of Geological Survey and Mines R. Sajeevan was presided over by Mr. Suresh De Mel, Chairman of Export Development Board, Dr. Udeni Dasanayake, Chairman of Lanka Mineral Sands Limited.
Dr Saranga Alahapperuma, Chairman of the Ceylon Industrial Development Board, who addressed the assembly, explained that more export income can be obtained through value-addition methods for mineral resources, and for that, it is a necessity to promote the industry in Sri Lanka to spread knowledge about the related industry.
There Dr. L. p. S. Rohitha and H. of Ceylon Industrial Development Board. R. The book Value Added Industrial Application of MICA and Value Added Industrial Applications of Quartz compiled by Paranavithana for the technical services sector were also released. In this day-long conference, awareness was given about the types of minerals that can be used in the industry and the finished products that can be made in Sri Lanka. Nalin de Silva, Director (Mineral Survey) of Geological Survey and Mines Bureau, Dr Sadun Dalpadadu, Chairman of Damsila Resources Pvt. Ltd., Dr L. p. S. Rohitha, Peradeniya University Senior Professor H. M. T. G. it. Mr Ryan Rockwood, an expert on pitawala and mineral-related industries, joined the Ceylon Industrial Development Board.
At the end of the conference, the participants were given the opportunity to discuss the problems in the field and present proposals with the senior officials of the Ceylon Industrial Board, Ministry of Industry, Geological Survey and Mines Bureau, Export Development Board, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, National Procurement Department. was given.
Sponsorships for this conference are Bogala Graphite Company, Commercial Bank, Damsila Resources Pvt., INSEE Cement Company, Lanka Mineral and Chemicals Pvt., Noritech Lanka Porcelain Pvt., Othadi Minerals(Private) Limited, Midaya Ceramic Company Pvt. Ltd. Dankotuwa was given along with the porcelain and by the Geological Survey and Bureau of Mines.
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