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About Us

Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) is a pioneer in nano and advanced technology research in Sri Lanka. Our research is primarily focused on; Energy Storage, Nano/Advanced Materials and Minerals, Printable Electronic and Sensors, Natural Products and Nutraceuticals, Sustainable and Functional Textiles, Advanced Agricultural Technology, Graphite/Graphene Initiatives. SLINTEC is the first public-private research institute in Sri Lanka, and we’re proud to have made significant progress in being a change catalyst in the field of science for over a decade.

We’ve focused all our resources to create technologies that will solve many pressing problems in emerging nations such as Sri Lanka. These problems may include, but aren’t limited to, affordable food security, affordable and clean energy, safe drinking water, sustainable economic development, and, more recently, detection and prevention of COVID-19 infections. In aligning with our founding mission, we’ve dedicated all our resources to find innovative and internationally competing solutions to these issues.

It is our aim to build a futuristic nanotechnology and science park with advanced facilities to support all interested stakeholders to pursue their research & development. We will provide all our clients with experienced and competent research personnel along with the right tools to help design and develop something of great value.

With expertise, we wish to embark on new areas of research that are relevant to the development of the industrial base in Sri Lanka within an internationally competitive landscape.


Inventions Beyond the Horizon

We want to play our part in the advancement of nanotechnology research and development. We hope to bring great minds and great technologies together in our pursuit to discover and develop products that change the way we live.


Build a world-class research and development center specialising in nanotechnology and advanced technology.

  • Make products more competitive using nano and advanced technologies.
  • Add value to Sri Lanka’s mineral resources by showcasing the benefits of coupling minerals with nanotechnology.

Build a nanotechnology and science park for research, development, and commercialization.

The Water-Energy-Food Nexus

As the world population is nearing 8 billion, increasing demand for basic services rise and the need for a higher standard of living is ever more prevalent.

The water, energy and food security nexus is linked to the vital resources that are needed for the upgrade of standard of living. Water-food-energy connections lie at the heart of sustainable, economic and environmental development and protection.

We at SLINTEC understand the inter linkage and the effect on each resource and improved water, energy, and food security on a global level can be achieved through an approach that integrates management and governance. SLINTEC has positioned itself as an organization for taking on the challenges in this aspect both at in the local context and global.


  • 2009

    Setting up temporary laboratories and starting research activities

  • 2010

    3 Patents filed

  • 2011

    5 Patents filed; Concept design for the Park

  • 2012

    First commercialization journey; patented transferred to an international partner

  • 2013

    3 Patents filed

    Opening of SLINTEC at the Park & first royalty

  • 2014

    Construction of the Technology Incubation Center (TIC)

  • 2015

    2 Patents filed; First pilot plant operations; purchased second set of Lab equipment

  • 2016

    2 Patents filed; transfer of second patent to a local partner; First tenant to the TIC; Granted license to now TeeJay

  • 2017

    1 Patents filed; Design for the second phase of the laboratories; First tenant to the park (Pharmaceutical);

    Opening of the Greenhouse

  • 2018

    Foundation ceremony of the second building.
    First spin-off company CGT.

    Ceylon Graphene Technologies Pvt. Ltd.


    “Beyond the Obvious” investor connect forum held

  • 2019

    2 Patents filed; Launch of T-hues.

    Launch of graphene Automobile batteries
    By CGT.

    Launch of SSE.


    Launch of SLINTEC Startup Engine


    Completion of construction of Gatehouse with Canteen Building

  • 2020

    SLINTEC takes initiative to mitigate the 2020 coronavirus outbreak in Sri Lanka by installing air sterilization units inside CMB BIA airport

    Launch of nanotech-based DNA extraction kit co-developed with MagGenome

    Mass production of the world’s first graphene-enhanced lead-acid battery in Sri Lanka by Ceylon Graphene Technologies

    Development of COVID-19 related home-grown technologies including SLINTEC Swabs® and SLINTEC LAMP™

    Launch of Sri Lanka’s first ever antibacterial stationery collection co-developed with Atlas

  • 2021

    Launch of BreathTech S3 – The world’s first sustainably-designed smart face mask

    Launch of SLINTEC-Multilac NOVID® antiviral antibacterial spray

    2 Patents filed; Opening of phase 2B building with Modular laboratories

  • 2022

    Launch of soil supplement product in association with Thuru brand


    JAT, Vibhava as Park Tenants in Phase 2B


    “invesTech Forum” business and investor connect forum held

  • 2023

    The "Unlocking the Potential: Exploring SLINTEC's Analytical Hub" event, organized by the Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC), was held at the NSF Auditorium in Colombo 07 on 31st May 2023.

  • SLINTEC is proud to announce the development of eco-friendly Natural Dye technology for the Prasara Washing plant in Dankotuwa. Sri Lankan innovation is making waves in the textile industry, by paving the way for a more sustainable future. This eco-friendly dye "KingCo" is not only kind to the environment, but it also produces vibrant and long-lasting colors.


    SLINTEC, in collaboration with Pasara Washing, is proud to introduce "KingCo," a groundbreaking eco-friendly dye technology. 


    SLINTEC Open Forum on Agricultural Innovations successfully held on 17th May 2024.