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From left: SLINTEC Post Doctoral Fellow Dr. Surani Chathurika, SLINTEC Research Scientist Jeyasakthy Sathiyadevan, SLINTEC Research Scientist Veromee Kalpana, SLINTEC Senior Scientist Dr. Nuwan de Silva, A. Baur & Co. Assistant Manager Dakshina Hettiarachchi, SLINTEC Head of Business Development and Senior Scientist Manju Gunawardena, SLINTEC CEO Harin de Silva Wijeyeratne, A. Baur & Co. Deputy Managing Director Janaka Gunasekera, A. Baur & Co. Director Chandima Athukorala, A. Baur & Co. General Manager Stefan de Run, SLINTEC Business Development Executive Ameena Zacky, SLINTEC Business Development Executive Maheshi Fernando

SLINTEC has signed two agreements with conglomerate A. Baur & Co. Ltd. to develop new products for their agriculture product range. The agreement signing marks the first collaboration between A. Baur & Co. Ltd. and SLINTEC.

SLINTEC is a public-private partnership between the Government of Sri Lanka and major players in the private sector; namely MAS Holdings, Brandix, Dialog, Hayleys, Loadstar and most recently Lankem. SLINTEC is committed to support the small-and-medium enterprises to improve and develop their products to meet the demands of the local and international markets using nanotechnology and advanced technology solutions.

A. Baur & Co. Ltd. was established in 1897 and now employs over 700 people in diverse segments of the company such as import, export, distribution, manufacturing as well as agency business in agriculture, nutrition, healthcare, industrial raw materials, consumer, export, airlines, travel, optics, as well as machinery. Since their inception, ‘Baurs’ name is synonymous with agriculture. Focus of Baurs agriculture business segment is primarily geared towards fertiliser, plant protection chemicals and laboratory and advisory services. Read More

It is envisaged that those who obtain the M.Phil degree will either work within the Sri Lankan industry or go on to do their Ph.D. in the best universities in the world. Those who do their Ph.D. will either do research in the industry or join the academia or go to universities abroad for post-doctoral training.

Author: Himasha Wijesurendra

Business Development Associate at Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology