Two-day training workshop for the Science teachers of the Hanguranketha Educational Zone
National Institute of Fundamental Studies – Kandy conducted a two-day training workshop for the Science teachers of the Hanguranketha Educational Zone on 14th and 15th June 2017 at the NIFS premises on Research methodology. This was organized on the request of the Zonal Director of Education- Hanguranketha.
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Removing Cancer causing Chromium from water- Award winning Sri Lankan School Science Project at USA Science Fair
Two students of the grade 13 AL class in the science stream of S DE S Jayasinghe Central College, Dehiwala, Ravindu Sankalpa Perera and Shehan Kavishka have shown their talents and won the grand award in 4th place in the earth and environmental science category at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (INTELISEF), 2017 held at Los Angeles, California, this year with their project based on removing carcinogenic chromium ions from our natural water sources. This international competition hosted 1,778 contestants from 78 countries.
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National Workshop on “Sri Lankan Lichens”
The 4th National Lichen Workshop 2017 was held at the National Institute of Fundamental Studies (NIFS) from 24th to 26th of May 2017 with the collaboration of Dilmah Conservation in creating a deeper understanding about lichens among young scientists encouraging them towards new areas of study and exploration.
The three day workshop was conducted by an eminent team of scientists which consist of Dr Pat Wolseley (Natural History Museum of UK), Dr Gothamie Weerakoon (Visiting Scientist, NIFS) along with Prof.
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National Exhibition “Thirasara Yugayaka Haritha Udaanaya”
National Institute of Fundamental Studies was participated in the national exhibition “Thirasara Ugayaka Haritha Udaanaya” which was organized by the Presidential Secretariat. This exhibitions was held from 31st of March 2017 to 4th of April 2017 at BMICH, Colombo.
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Dr. Meththika Vithanage on "Irida Ayubowan" Live TV programme 18-06-2017
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 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.
Ongoing Research Projects »
Bioenergy and Soil Ecosystems
Condensed Matter Physics and Solid State Chemistry
Earth Resources and renewable energy
Energy and Advanced Material Chemistry
4th International Conference on Solar Energy Materials, Solar Cells & Solar Energy Applications will be held from 4-6 January 2018 at Kandy, Sri Lanka. Visit Solar Asia 2018 official web sitefor more information.
A special Sil programme for NIFS staff
In commemoration of Poson celebrations 2017, a special Sil programme for NIFS staff was held at the auditorium-NIFS on the 13th June Organized by the Welfare society of the institute.
The Official website of 4th International Conference on Solar Energy Materials, Solar Cells and Solar energy applications, known as – “ SOLAR ASIA – 2018” was successfully launched by the Director of NIFS with the presence of the Chairman of the organization committee, Prof.Lakshman Dissanayake and other organizing committee members. Thisinternational conference will cover research and development of solar energy materials, solar cell structures and solar energy applications. This web site has been updated with all information of the workshop, important dates and Application procedure to participate to this international workshop.
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...