The theme for World Metrology Day 2023 is Measurements supporting the global food system.
This theme was chosen because of the increasing challenges of climate change, and global distribution of food in a world whose population reached 8 billion at the end of 2022.
World Metrology Day is an annual celebration of the signature of the Metre Convention on 20 May 1875 by representatives of seventeen nations. The Convention set the framework for global collaboration in the science of measurement and in its industrial, commercial and societal applications. The original aim of the Metre Convention - the world-wide uniformity of measurement - remains as important today as it was in 1875.
World Metrology Day in Sri Lanka
As the National Measurement Laboratory (NML) of Sri Lanka, Measurements Units, Standards Services Department (MUSSD), Celebrated the World Metrology Day on 25th of May 2023 with Mr.A.M.P.M.B. Atapattu, Secretary of Ministry of Trade, Commers & Food Security as the chief guest & Former director Mr. K.Pemasiri Kumara participated as the invited guest.
As the theme of this year World Metrology Day is “Measurements Supporting to global food system. Dr. Bhanuja S. Wijayathilaka (MBBS, MSC MD) who is the Consultant Community Physician (Food Safety) in Environment Occupational Health & Food Safety Unit of Ministry of Health conducted the guest lecture.
Subsequently, there was an open forum with the doctor and NML officials, regarding how MUSSD could support to achieve national & world food safety.
On the same day, officials of NML who has performed exemplary Services in their work were praised.
There was a training programme from 8th to 11th of May by MUSSD training division for student of Technical Faculty in Colombo University. This was organized in parallel to celebrate the World Metrology Day 2023.