11th August 2017 16:02:27 Hours
The ‘Innoveta’ exhibition, introduced to the Army with the intention of tapping innate technical and innovative talents among Army personnel, got underway at the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) on Thursday (10).
Organized on the instructions of Major General Rukmal Dias, Commander, Security Forces - Central, the exhibition consisted of 24 stalls where such creative products were on display. School students in the area on invitation visited the exhibition and learnt more about those novel products.
Major General Rukmal Dias as the Chief Guest together with several Senior Officers lit the traditional oil lamp and declared it opened in the presence of a gathering of Senior Officers and Other Rankers.
Mrs. D.K.D.D Jayasena, senior lecturer at Uva-Wellassa University and Mr P.E Kaliyadasa of the same university supported the selection of best innovations in the exhibition.
This exhibition provides a rare opportunity for the troops in the area to enhance their knowledge and grasp the idea of innovative thinking and creative values.
The best innovative products were as follows;
1st place - Preventive Gas Cooker, produced by Panagoda Army Base Hospital
2nd place - Laser Levelling Machine produced by 10 (V) Engineering Service Regiment
3rd place - Electricity Saving System made by 7 Sri Lanka Signal Corps