New Delhi, 28 February 1975
The Government of the Republic of INDIA
The Government of the Republic of SRI LANKA
REALISING the mutual advantage of development of scientific and technical relations for both countries;
EXPRESSING a desire to strengthen cooperation between the two countries, in particular, in the fields of Science and Technology; and
CONSIDERING that such cooperation will promote further the existing friendly relations between the Republic of India and the Republic
of Sri Lanka
HAVE agreed as follows
The Contracting Parties hereby agree to promote further development of cooperation in technological and scientific research between
the two countries and, by mutual consent, to define various fields in which this cooperation is desirable, taking into account the
experience which scientists and specialists have gained, and the possibilities available.
Cooperation between the Contracting Parties which constitutes the main aim of this Agreement may be effected, in particular, in the
following manner :
(1) exchange of scientific and technical delegations, exchange of scientists, research-workers, specialists and lecturers;
(2) exchange of technical documentation and information;
(3) arrangement of bilateral scientific and technical seminars, on problems of common interest;
(4) joint identification of scientific and technical problems, and examination and approval of joint research programmes which
might lead to introduction of the results of such research in industrial and agricultural production, public health, housing,
transportation and communication etc.; and
(5) joint introduction of various technological processes in industry, agriculture and other fields.
The Contracting Parties shall promote cooperation between organisations and enterprises concerned with Science and Technology in both
countries with a view to concluding appropriate agreements or contracts.
Agreements or contracts, which shall be the basis for developing cooperation between organisations and enterprises of both countries,
shall be signed in accordance with the laws and regulations in force in the respective countries. These Agreements or contracts shall
wherever necessary provide for:
(1) terms and conditions for licensing know-how or utilisation of patents;
(2) exchange of patents, joint application for patents based on joint projects of research and development and conditions for their
commercialisation by either Party or jointly by them in a third country; and
(3) conditions of introduction of jointly developed know-how or processes into production, will be mutually agreed upon between the
Contracting Parties in each specific collaboration.
Both Parties agree that the delivery of the equipment required for joint research and for pilot plant studies instituted in furtherance
of this present Agreement will be effected in the manner discussed and agreed upon by both Parties in each individual case.
Both Parties agree that deliveries of equipment and apparatus from one country to another produced in the course of implementation
of the present Agreement shall be effected in accordance with, the terms of the existing Trade Agreement between the two Governments
in cases where the Parties have not agreed on another way of making these deliveries.
Both Parties shall take steps to promote cooperation among scientific libraries, centres of scientific and technical information,
and scientific institutions for exchange of books, periodicals and bibliographies
Expenses for travel of scientific personnel, specialists between the two countries shall be borne by the sending country, while the
expenses for accommodation and other expenses such as local living allowance, domestic travelling, medical facilities etc. shall
be borne by the host country, according to the terms mutually agreed upon.
Both Parties shall hold periodic, meetings of their representatives to draw up programmes of cooperation and, with a view to their
implementation, set up working groups and consider other questions (of principles) arising in the course of implementation of the
All matters concerning implementation of the present Agreement shall be dealt with by the Department of Science and Technology of
the Government of India and the Ministry of Industries and Scientific Affairs of the Government of Sri Lanka.
The Contracting Parties undertake not to divulge any vital information obtained by them or their personnel under the present Agreement
to any third party without the specific consent of the Party to which the information relates.
This Agreement shall come into force upon signature and shall remain in force for a period of five years. It shall be automatically
renewed for each successive period of five years, unless either Contracting Party terminates it by giving to the other Contracting
Party a written notice to that effect twelve months prior to the expiration of the Agreement.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the respective Representatives of the two Governments have signed this agreement.
DONE in duplicate at New Delhi on Twenty Eighth day of February, one thousand nine hundred seventy five in Hindi, Sinhala and English
languages, all the texts being equally authentic, but in case of doubt the English text shall prevail.
For the Government of the Republic of India
V. C. SHUKLA
Minister of State for Planning
For the Government of the Republic of Sri Lanka
T. B. SUBASINGHE
Minister of Industries and Scientific Affairs