Dr. Amal Harsha De Silva, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Health, Prof. Oliver A. IIeperuma, Co-Chair of Conference on Environmental Challenges, Mr. VivekVikram, Director of S.D. Promo Media, India, Mr. Ravi Kumudesh, President of Sri Lanka Society for Medical Laboratory Science, President of Sri Lanka Society of Medical Laboratory Practitioners

Over 150 internationally-reputed pharmaceutical and medical companies from 10 countries will come together to showcase state-of-the-art Analytical, Scientific, and Biotechnology-related instruments at the Sri Lanka Lab and Medical Expo.

Serving as a platform for over 500 brands, the landmark event will also serve as an unprecedented hub for networking and knowledge sharing, drawing participation from leading international business leaders, government officials, doctors, policy advocates, industry professionals, scientists and researchers.

Running from August 18 to 20 at Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Center (SLECC), the Expo will commence with an inauguration by Minister of Science, Technology and Research, Sri Lanka Susil Premajayantha and Minister of Megapolis and Western Development, Patali Champika Ranawaka.

The exhibition is organised by the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine in concert with the Sri Lanka Society for Medical Laboratory Science, Institute of Quality and Productivity Management, Sri Lanka, Institute of Chemistry, Ceylon and S.D. Promo Media Pvt Ltd.

The exhibition intends to serve as a gateway towards comprehensively and sustainably improving the quality of equipment available to Sri Lankan hospitals, pathology labs, research institutes, pharma and food industries, universities, material testing labs, and trade suppliers.

In connection to the main exhibition, a further two-day symposium organised by the College of Chemical Sciences (CCS) of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon (I.Chem.C) will also take place at the same venue on the theme ‘Environmental Challenges for Sustainable Development: The Role of Chemists’.

Commencing on August 18, the conference will identify and share practical, evidence-based solutions that can support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of value to government, academia, international agencies, NGOs, and grassroots organizers working to develop more sustainable and inclusive societies.

Speakers will present evidence and share knowledge aimed at spreading a deeper understanding of current and emerging challenges to the Environment in Sri Lanka owing to improper chemical management, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of current regulatory frameworks, and identify potential migratory and interventional actions towards a sustainable environment.

Rounding out the symposium will be a full-day conference on the theme: ‘Harmonizing Science, Engineering and Technology towards Quality Medical Laboratory Services’ – an influential event ultimately aimed at streamlining supply of quality, innovative products through process improvement and continuous dialog between the industry and laboratory professionals.

Organizers anticipate that the 2016 events along with the conference themes will not only provide an opportunity to commercially revitalize the laboratory and medical industry in Sri Lanka but will also inspire a new ideas, research and synergies.

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