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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.

VISION

To be a world renowned center of excellence for research in fundamental studies.

MISSION

Initiate, promote and engage in advanced research in fundamental studies for the enhancement of scientific knowledge and development of human resources contributing to national development.

MANAGEMENT

NIFS is administered by a twelve-member Board of Governors with Prof. Anura Wickramasinghe as the Chairman. A Research council whose membership comprises university academics and researchers of the NIFS, serves as an advisory body. Currently, the research council comprises 21 prominent scientists.

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NIFS ACT

The National Institute of Fundamental Studies is a research institute which is unique in Sri Lanka, and it was established in 1981 by an Act of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

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National Institute of Fundamental Studies
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Sri Lanka

T.P : +94 812 232 002
Fax : +94 812 232 131
E-mail : ifs@ifs.ac.lk
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380/71,72
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Colombo 7

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