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Regional Seminar of ANRAP- “Herbal Approaches in Combating Diabetes and common Tropical Diseases” successfully held in Kandy

The National Institute of Fundamental Studies (NIFS), Sri Lanka together with ANRAP and the COMSATS Thematic Group on Natural Products organized the first Sri Lankan Regional Seminar of ANRAP in Kandy from 17th to 19th January 2018.  The theme of the Seminar was “Herbal Approaches in Combating Diabetes and common Tropical Diseases”. Read Full news »

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“Solar Asia 2018” International Research Conference was successfully held in Kandy

“Solar Asia 2018”, the 4th International Research Conference on Solar Energy Materials, Solar Cells and Solar Energy Applications organized by the National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy was held from 4th to 6th January 2018 at Hotel Oak Ray.

Solar energy is expected to be a major supplementary power source in the very near future especially in tropical countries, like Sri Lanka. Read Full news »

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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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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.

17 – 19 January 2018 at the Royal Mall, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

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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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