Techno 2007 set examples to next generation
14-July-2007 (Daily Mirror)
The 22nd Techno Exhibition organised by the Institute of Engineering of Sri Lanka will be held at the Bandaranayake Memorial International Conference Hall for three days commencing on the 19 of October.
â€œWe want to make it a truly a national exhibition as we are the oldest professional body in the whole of South Asia Pacificâ€, IESL President Engineer D L Taldena stated. Together with the Ministry of Science and Technology and IESL we have joined hands to make it successful.
â€œTechno is been given a new and different meaning rather than it been just an exhibition on the shops, and effort is been made to bring true engineers forwardâ€, Minister of Science and Technology Professor Tissa Vitharana stated.
He said that we take for granted the products of this whole thing just like we have made use for the mobile phone and take it for granted. We are living in a high competitive world where new products are constantly appearing in the market.
Despite globalisation the development of technology in the world has brought it closer together but the gap between the poor and rich is increasing very fast. In the present 29 percent are suffering from malnutrition and more than a million are jobless, Prof. Vitharana added.
â€œTechno 2007 is about bringing out and unleashing country's multi-disciplinary engineering talents to drive Sri Lanka into technological excellence for revolutionary uplifting of peoples' living condition and prosperityâ€, Techno 2007 Chairman Ranjith Rubasinghe said.
This year it will exhibit the latest developments in engineering and cutting edge technologies in the world, while providing opportunity to bring in new products to the market through innovations and value additions. The exhibition would have a blend of engineering and trade stalls, opening the doors for the industrialists as well as to the general public.