Hon. A. D. S. Premajayantha is a member of parliament of Sri Lanka representing Colombo District, graduated from University of Colombo receiving Bachelor of Law in 1982 and pledged as an Attorny at Law in 1984. He obtained Masters in Public Administration from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura in 2004. As a politician, Mr Premajayantha has been presiding ministerial posts in education and technology related ministries since the beginning of his career as a member of parliament. For the first time when he was elected to the parliament in 2000 representing Gampaha District, he was offered the chair of Ministry of Education. Then he became the of Minister of Power and Energy in 2004 and followed by being the Minister of Petroleum Industries in 2010. Then Mr Premajayantha received as new ministry, which is still in technology related, he was appointed as the Minister of Environment and Renewable Energy in 2013. Since 2015, he has been the Minister of Technology and Research.
Prof Ajith de Alwis completed his Ph.D. at University of Cambridge, UK post completing his B.Sc. (Eng) degree at the University of Moratuwa. He also has an MBA from Post Graduate Institute of Management (PIM) of University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He is the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of his work, most notable being the Senior Moulton Medal of Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK), Danckwerts-Maxwell Award from University of Cambridge for the best PhD Thesis, University of Moratuwa Research Awards from 1997 to 2007. He is a Professor at the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Moratuwa and is also the Director of the University of Moratuwa-Cargills Food Process Development Incubator. Served as the Chairman of Engineering Research Unit (ERU) of Univ of Moratuwa from 2005-7. He was also the Science team leader for Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) from its inception in 2008 to 2011, and Chairman of the National nanotechnology committee at NSF from 2011-2012. He is currently the Project Director of recently instituted Coordinating Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation (COSTI) Sri Lanka.