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JIY & SRPC Competitions Promotes Global Competition through Intel ISEF and Sri Lanka Science & Engineering Fair, SLSEF-2018

11 Apr 2018 1:51 PM | IESL (Administrator)

The Sri Lanka Science and Engineering Fair (SLSEF) 2018, for selecting the cream of creative and innovative among Sri Lankan school children for participation in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2018 to be held in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA was conducted at the Wimalasurendra Auditorium of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka on 19th February 2018. The Intel ISEF is where the best of world’s best young scientists and inventors from over 75 countries come together each year to share their ideas, showcase their cutting edge science and engineering projects and win awards and scholarships.

The SLSEF is a joint effort where the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL), National Science Foundation (NSF),   Ministry of Education & the Intel® EM Limited-Sri Lanka Liaison Office had joined hands since year 2007 to promote creativity and innovation among the country’s younger generation. Every year 20 competitors are selected from two separate competitions, the Junior Inventor of the Year (JIY) competition conducted by the IESL and the Science Research Project Competition (SRPC) conducted by the NSF, to compete at the SLSEF to select three of the best among them to participate at an international level in the Intel ISEF held in USA.

Since beginning to participate in the Intel ISEF, student of Sri Lanka, who has been selected through SLSEF competition has done the country proud by managing to win awards and recognition winning grands awards & special awards.

Participants were welcomed by the President of IESL, Eng. (Prof.) Niranjanie Ratnayake. Addressing the participants to this year’s SLSEF the President pointed out the significant contributions JIY & SRPC programme are making to the students and the country providing motivation to be creative and innovative. Also Eng. Dayan Herath said that the SLSEF is being held for the tenth time and that the country has to be proud of the way its school children have performed in the face of international competition. He pointed out the exhaustive preliminary selection process undertaken by the IESL & NSF in selecting 20 finalists from the nearly 1500 school children projects demonstrated to panel of judges at Colombo and all the provinces. The three of these finalists will be nominated to the Intel ISEF 2018 he concluded.


Master Liyanadura Supun Sasipriya Silva of De Mazenod College, Kandana, Master K M G Kavinda Bandara & K G Wijayawardana of St Anthony's College, Kandy & Master Master K R R Induwara of Ananda National School, Chilaw were selected to represent Sri Lanka at the Intel ISEF in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA in May 2018 from both competitions.


Maduranga Karunajeewa

JIY Coordinator

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