On the 15th of February, 2019 the NIFS was graced with the presence of the current Minister of Science and Technology, Hon. Sujeewa Senasinghe. The scientists and their research work was observed and praised. Special attention was given to the research contributing to national development.
He was accompanied by the Secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology Mr. Chinthaka S. Lokuhetti, Additional Secretary Mrs. Nandani Samarawickrama, Director Planning Mrs. Nazeema Ahmed, the Director of the NIFS Prof. S. Senaweera, the former Director of NIFS Prof. Keerthi Thennakoon and other officials and scientists.