Ingenuity - 2017' the innovation exhibition which was held on
17th and 18th May 2017 at the Weerasinham Hall in Jaffna, ended
successfully. Thousands of students from schools and universities,
teachers, civilians, Tri Forces and Police personnel had visited
the exhibition during the two days.
Giving ceremony of the exhibition was held on the 18th May 2017
evening with cultural events and Dr. Mahesh Edirisinghe, Commissioner
Sri Lanka Inventors Commission, Minister of Science, Technology
and Research participated in the event as the Chief Guests.
to them, distinguished invitees including Brigadier Marvyn Perera,
General Officer Commanding 51 Division, Brigadier Sanath Perera,
Commander FMA (North), Brigade Commanders, Senior Government Officials,
Police Officers and Senior Military Officers also were present
at the occasion.
D.M.C. of 2nd Battalion, Military Intelligence Corps was awarded
the first prize for his innovation 'Hazard Protective Security
System' which protects immovable heavy equipments such as motor
vehicles, generators in the hazards like sudden fire or flood.
D.P.W. of 14th Battalion Gajaba Regiment achieved the second prize
for his innovation 'Electronic Gloves for Blind People' which
was produced for the blind to make out water, fire, heat, magnets,
metal, electricity, wet soil and rough soil. Moreover, it identifies
the day and the night as well.
L.N of 4th Battalion Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment was awarded
the third prize for his innovation 'An Identifier' which functions
automatically as a security system. It was aimed for protecting
factories from buglers and farms from animals. In the meantime,
all inventors received a certificate and an award for their inventions.
Dr. C. Mahesh
Edirisinghe, Commissioner Sri Lanka Inventors Commission, stated
during his speech that the Sri Lanka Army provided a great contribution
towards the development of the nation by introducing such innovations.
Moreover, he said the event provided an opportunity for Army personnel
to enhance their innovative skills.
he added that the prize winners (first, second and third) have
the opportunity of exhibiting their inventions at the National
Exhibition. At the same time he said, the First prize winner will
get the privilege of taking his invention to the International
Exhibition with the financial and technical assistance of the
Sri Lanka Inventors Commission.
This exhibition was an eye opener for the school students and
the people in the Jaffna peninsula to enhance their awareness
and snatch the brainwave of innovative thinking.