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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,
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Workshop for the establishment of science center - Files

Workshop for the establishment of a National Science Center
 
Coordinating workshop for the establishment of a National Science Center in Sri Lanka was held from 22-24 January 2014 at Waters Edge, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka. The event was organized by COSTI, coming under the purview of the Senior Minister for Scientific Affairs, and ASTC (Association of Science-Technology Centers) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of National Heritage. The ASTC participation was funded by the US National Science Foundation while Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL), Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA), National Institute of Education (NIE), Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) and National Academy of Sciences Sri Lanka (NASSL) supported as co-organizers of the event.

This three day event consisted of two days of plenary and discussion sessions and one day for a field visit to national museum to conduct an observation exercise to evaluate cultural difference in public ‘s behavior, and to wrap up and propose recommendations towards the establishment of the National Science Center in Sri Lanka. The event was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Education, Ministry of National Heritage, Department of Museums, Department of National Botanical Gardens, Department National Zoological Gardens as well as representatives from Sri Lankan research institutions, universities and other stakeholders including private organizations.
 
 
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