FIRST DAY OF CHEMEX 2011 : OPENING CEREMONY- Chief Guest: Hon. Sr. Minister of Scientific Affairs, Guest of Honour: Prof. J N O Fernando, Dean College of Chemical Sciences
Key note Address: Chemical Research in Technology Development
The IYC 2011 and the Trade Fair and Exhibition were ceremonially inaugurated by Hon. Prof. Tissa Vitharana Sr. Minister of Scientific Affairs by lighting the Traditional Oil Lamp, on 27th January 2011.
Welcome Address was delivered by Prof. M D P De Costa, Dean College of Chemical Sciences
The Key note address on 'Chemical Research on Technology Development' was delivered by Dr. A.M.Mubarak, Director Industrial Technology Institute of Sri Lanka. The Hon. Sr. Minister stressed the importance of chemical research in the national development. Prof. J N O Fernando, Dean College of Chemical Sciences in speech praised the role played by Mr. N M S Hettigedera Chairman of National Steering Committee IYC 2001(Sri Lanka) in IYC Activities.