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,
Ranjan Joseph has a B.Sc.(Mathematics) from University of Colombo and a M.Sc.in applied Statistics from University of Peradeniya. He is also a Master's Degree holder in Financial Economics. He is operating as the Statistician at COSTI and his research interests include Financial Statistics, Variance Component Analysis and Numerical Analysis.