Prof.Chandra Wickramasinghe, founding Director of NIFS visited NIFS on 10th August 2018. He was warmly welcomed by Prof.Saman Seneweera, Director of NIFS & Prof.Vijaya Kumar, Chairman of NIFS. Professor Wickramasinghe association with NIFS goes back to 1983, when the institute was set up in a small room in BMICH, Colombo. At that time, it was only an idea to set up an institute dedicated for fundamental research in Sri Lanka. Because of dedication of him, vision and hard work, scientists have, now, the opportunity to work and conduct research at this esteemed institution.