The Coordinating Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation (COSTI) was established on February 1, 2013 as mandated by the cabinet decision of September 9, 2011 with the specific aim of coordination and monitoring of Science,
Amali Ranasinghe counts 10 years of experience, working in the S&T sector in relation to research and research management fields where, she has experienced from laboratory establishment to research planning, management of research and national policy development with multidisciplinary teams. Amali was a Norman E Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology fellow in 2006 and similarly had exposed and experienced, to both local and international arena in Science, Technology and Innovation. Considering her background and capacity, she has been nominated to serve in several National Committees by the National Science Foundation. Witnessing her capabilities, Amali had been invited to join the COSTI team to spearhead the, coordinating and monitoring of the STI activities for Sri Lanka.