Sri Lanka's first multipurpose gama radiation workshop was declared open at the Biyagama Investment Zone February 17. The aim of this centre is to use conducive nuclear technology for the social and economic development of the country. Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa said that the ultra technological sector will extend a massive contribution to Sri Lanka's economic development.
According to the Minister of Technology and Research, Patali Champika Ranawaka that measures will be taken within the next three years to elevate Sri Lanka through a process of ultra technological activities. The ultimate goal is to turn the country into an international food centre. Minister Ranawaka has also pointed out that gama radiation technique could be used directly for the advancement of many sectors including medicine and agriculture.
The other advantages include the enhancement of the export sector through the enrichment of quality of goods. This will pave the way for the expansion of the foreign market opportunities. The small and medium scale businessmen will gain the opportunity to commence industries using gama radiation technology.