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NIFS-Young Scientist’s Symposium on Multidisciplinary Research 2019

National Institute of Fundamental Studies (NIFS), being among the best research institutes in Sri Lanka took pride in hosting the NIFS-Young Scientist’s Symposium on Multidisciplinary Research 2019 (NIFS-YSSMR 2019). This event was organized by Young Scientist’s Association of NIFS (NIFS- YSA) for the first time in history. Read Full news »

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All night Pirith sermon was held at the NIFS premises

Last Friday, 31st of May, 2019 an all night Pirith sermon was held at the NIFS premises. This was organised by the Welfare society of NIFS. Read Full news »

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Open Day

NIFS opened its doors to the general public and the scientific community, on the occasion of the First Open Day  on the 29th of March, 2019. Throughout the day, the curious, forward thinking minds of Sri Lanka explored the NIFS and the scientific work conducted here. Read Full news »

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The Annual Research Review, 2018

The Annual Research Review of year 2018 of the NIFS was held On the 28th of March, 2019 at the institute premises. The Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Peradeniya  Prof. Read Full news »

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Introduction to NIFS

The National Institute of Fundamental Studies, also known as NIFS, is the premier institute of basic and applied research in Sri Lanka. It was established in 1981 by an act of parliament[1] and initially located in Colombo and then in 1985 relocated to Kandy. The goal of establishing NIFS was to stimulate the growth of knowledge by the enhancement of the countries national scientific research capability, in selected fields to eventually build a knowledge-based Sri Lankan society. Objectives of the institute thus are to conduct basic research in the fields of mathematics, chemistry, life sciences and social sciences as well as dissemination of gained knowledge. NIFS also trains around 32 graduate students at any given time.

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The NIFS school science programme is a highly educational and popular event for students who have passed the G.C.E. (O/L) Examination with very good results and who intend to pursue their studies in the science stream. This is the 46th SSP programme. The programme will be held during three days from 27th – 29th August, 2019 consisting of lectures and demonstrations in English.

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The CCD chaired by the Director and facilitated by a Coordinator, will promote, regularize and monitor collaboration of NIFS projects with outside organizations including the private sector and encourage NIFS scientists to engage in productive consultations. Only projects of National importance and those having an impact on National Development would be entertained. Any interested parties for collaboration and Consultation, i.e. Universities, Research Institutes, NGOs & CBOs registered in Sri Lanka, Corporate & Private sector organizations, should contact the Director, NIFS for further details. Read more...

The SEDU mainly focuses on fostering the exchange of the scientific information to the scientific community and to promote the public understanding of Science.

To fulfill these objectives SEDU organizes several activities such as conferences, workshops, hands on lab sessions, Science camps and several e – projects. Read more...

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