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“World’s Science Day” Kandy District Main Ceremony at NIFS

නොවැම්බර් 10 යෙදෙන ලෝක විද්‍යා දිනයට සමගාමීව  නොවැම්බර් 10 දින ජාතික විද්‍යා දිනය ලෙස විද්‍යා තාක්ෂණ සහ පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍යංශය නම් කර ඇත. මෙම විද්‍යා දිනය සැමරීමේ මහනුවර දිස්ත්‍රික් ප්‍රධාන උත්සවය විද්‍යා තාක්ෂණ සහ පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍යංශයේ මූලිකත්වයෙන් මහනුවර ජාතික මූලික අධ්‍යයන ආයතනයේදී පසුගිය සදුදා දින (2017. Read Full news »

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President’s Awards for scientific publications, 2015

Researchers at the National Institute of Fundamental Studies received President’s Awards for their scientific publications for the year 2015. The ceremony was held on 6th November 2017 and it was graced by His Excellency the President and the Hon. Read Full news »

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"FIVE YEAR ROAD MAP FOR NIFS RESEARCH [2018-2022]” was held at The Rock hotel, Nuwara Eliya with the participation of Director , Secretary, Accountant,and Scientists of NIFS and other Research Council members of the NIFS on 24th and 25th October 2017 .. Read Full news »

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ජාතික ආහාර නිෂ්පාදන සංග්‍රාමය 2017 අදාළ විශේෂ දේශනයක්

ජාතික ආහාර නිෂ්පාදන සංග්‍රාමය 2017 අදාළව විශේෂ දේශනයක් ගන්නොරුව උද්‍යාන භෝග පර්යේෂණ ආයතනයේ සහකාර අධ්‍යක්ෂ (පර්යේෂණ), සන්ධ්‍යා කහදවල මහත්මියගේ සහ කෘෂිකර්ම දෙපාර්තුමේන්තුවේ සහකාර කෘෂිකර්ම අධ්‍යක්ෂක දයානි කරුණානන්ද මහත්මියගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් මහනුවර ජාතික මූලික අධ්‍යයන ආයතනයේදී පවත්වන ලදි. මෙහිදි  ආහාර සුරක්ෂිතතාවය උදෙසා  ගෙවතු වගාවේ වැදගත්කම පිළිබද දීර්ඝ ලෙස සාකච්ඡාකරන ලද අතර නිවසේදී අඩු ඉඩක් භාවිතයෙන් වගාකල හැකි ගන්නොරුව සුදු බතල වැල්, ඒවා සිටුවීම සදහා අවශ්‍ය වගා මළු සහ විස්තර අත්පත්‍රිකා බෙදා දීමද සිදුකරන ලදි. Read Full news »

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Capacity Building Residential Program for Teaching Instructors

Science Education & Dissemination Unit of NIFS was invited and participated for a Capacity Building Residential Program for Teaching Instructors. This Program conducted by the Science branch of Ministry of Education held at National Institute of Plantation management, Colombo. 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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1st Sri Lankan ANRAP Regional Seminar


1st Sri Lankan Asian Network of Research on Anti diabetic Plants (ANRAP)  Regional Seminar (ANRAPSL1) on Herbal Approaches in Combating Diabetes and common Tropical Diseases Jointly Organized by NIFS, ANRAP and COMSATS Thematic Group on Natural Products will be held from 17 – 19 January 2018 at the National Institute of Fundamental Studies, (NIFS) Kandy, Sri Lanka.  (more…)

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International Conference on Solar Energy Materials, Solar Cells & Solar Energy Applications

4th International Conference on Solar Energy Materials,  Solar Cells & Solar Energy Applications was held from 4-6 January 2018 at Kandy, Sri Lanka. Visit Solar Asia 2018 official web site for more information.




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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