NATIONAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
As mandated in the Science and Technology Development Act (No. 11 of 1994), NASTEC should review annually the status of the science and technology in Sri Lanka and should submit a status report o the government.
NASTEC started a pilot review of the status of the country S&T in 2007. This review was based on the data/information gathered from the annual reports of S&T institutions. This pilot review was basically a quantitative analysis. The statistical significance of the total outcome of the national S&T system against the total expenditure on S&T and the available human resources in the S&T system was tested for the year 2005. None of them were found statistically significant in this analysis. However, the inadequacy of data and other limitations of the data that can be extracted from annual reports restricts further analysis and the reliability of the results.