The Skills Development, Vocational Education, Research & Innovation Division of the Ministry of Education plays a significant role in the contribution of National Development goals especially by being able to guide Public Research Institutes to engage in demand-driven research, research commercialization, promoting inventions and innovations, etc. In order to perform this task, the Ministry continued to accord the highest priority to create a link between research, research funding, and development priorities such as establishing Sri Lanka as an Innovation Hub by maximizing the use of Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Robotics, Augmented Reality, Cloud Computing, Nanotechnology, and 3D Printing.

The Research & Innovation Division of the Ministry has initiated this website -“Vidya E-News” to promote Science, Technology, Research, and Innovation among school children and the general public of Sri Lanka.

Accordingly, the Ministry hopes to use this website as a knowledge hub for research and innovation, including services, research, and innovation provided by alresearch-relateded institutes of Sri Lanka.