Minister Prof. Tissa Witharana has said that new technologies should be utilized to make optimum use of the available resources. The country should add value to the raw materials by using high end technology.
He opined that the high end technology will be transferred not only to the big companies but to micro industries as well. The Minister expressed these views when he participated in the INCO 2010 Awards presentation in Colombo.
Awards were presented for the excellence of small and medium scale entrepreneurs. ITN won an award for the contribution it made for the development of the sector. A special award was also presented for media sponsorship. Elcardo Pvt. Ltd. won the award for the best entrepreneur.