The Industrial Technology Institute is a wholly owned institute of the Government of Sri Lanka and functions under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Technology & Research.
A statutory board incorporated on the 1st April 1998, under the Science and Technology Development Act No. 11 of 1994, the Industrial Technology Institute (ITI) is the successor to the Ceylon Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (CISIR).
True to the vision, the institute has grown steadily over the past fifty five years from a humble beginning in 1955 (as CISIR) and has expanded continuously to boast of skills and expertise from a myriad of different scientific disciplines. Thus it is with a fulcrum of knowledge and confidence that we come forward to meet the diverse and increasingly complex demands of our valued clientele.
The Science and Technology Development Act No.11 of 1994 that came into effect on 01 April 1998 describe our mandate as follows:
The Technology Institute shall be demand driven. The object of the Technology Institute shall be to elevate the level of technology in Sri Lanka to the level required or rapid industrialization.
Objects and Functions
(a) to support industry by
i)undertaking on contract, testing, investigation and research, for improving product quality, technical processes
and methods used in industry, and for discovering new processes and methods to be used in industry;
ii) providing technical services and consultancies; and
iii) engaging in activities connected with technology transfers, the adaptation of technologies and the development
of new technologies
(b) to conduct research with a view to accelerating industrial technology development;
(c) to collect, process and disseminate useful technical information, in particular on “Shelf Technology” with a view to
accelerating industrial development;
(d) to undertake training of persons in areas related to the experience of the Technology Institute;
(e) to undertake or to collaborate in the survey and monitoring of environmental pollution and to recommend remedial measures to mitigate such pollution;
(f) to co-operate with government departments and institutions, universities, technical colleges and other bodies in demand driven research to promote industrial technology development