Meet Sri Lankan Researcher — Asanka Roshan Bandara

What are you currently working on or worked on before?

Rubber technology.

What encouraged you to pursue your research topic?

Sri Lankan rubber industry.

What is the name of your current institute?

The University Of Colombo.

Where do you find your best inspiration for your work?

The University of Colombo.

Can you share with us some of your publications?

You can find my publications Link1 and Link2.

What’s one of your biggest personal achievements so far?

Commercialization of rubber tires developed during my Ph.D. work.

What lessons would you share with a budding researcher?

Please focus on your research work on the development of final products that are usable to everyone.

What motivated you to be a researcher?

To develop quality improved tires in Sri Lanka.

If there is a chance, will you help build research in Sri Lanka?

Yes.

According to your opinion, what are the changes that the Sri Lankan education system needs to do, in order to meet the requirement of the international industry and academia?

We need to improve the online education system which can be accessed from any location in Sri Lanka and the research projects should be aligned with the private sector industrial requirements.

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