The Ministry of Science and Technology has drawn up a five-year plan to fast track economic development.
Minister Prof. Tissa Vitharana said the President had launched an economic development drive. Its purpose is to alleviate poverty and develop the economy within the next six years. The Ministry of Science and Technology will have to play a responsible role in achieving this target. As such it has formulated a five year plan It has now reached the implementing stage .It is planned to be implemented from the beginning of next year. The Minister was confident that it would be possible to bring about economic development through the application of advanced technology
The Minister was addressing a media briefing at the Government Information Department. The Plan is to be launched with the contribution of many institutions coming under the purview of the Ministry of Science and Technology. The Minister pointed out that the required programmes have been incorporated in the plan to bring about a reawakening in the Science and Technology sector encouraging new innovations.