The initiatives at SLAKE fall into 2 broad categories
1. Knowledge exchange and research collaborations
This is the main initiative undertaken by SLAKE. We create a platform connecting scholars from the US and Sri Lanka to address main socio-economic problems in Sri Lanka that require scientific evidence based solutions. SLAKE hosts an extensive database of research students, young professionals and organizations in the US and Sri Lanka. We will select one socio-economic problem in Sri Lanka to work on and this topic of interest will rotate every two years.
2. Resource Projects
Resource projects follow the main research projects undertaken in our first initiative. This will act as a supplementary project providing necessary resources to make certain projects a success. This may include providing medical, educational, agricultural supplies that deem effective and essential per collaborative research findings.