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Prof. Chandra Wickramasinghe, founding Director of NIFS visited NIFS

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Prof.Chandra Wickramasinghe, founding Director of NIFS visited NIFS on 10th August 2018. Read Full news »

China –Sri Lanka Agreement on Rain Water Utilization, commenced at NIFS

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Group of delegates of Chinese Academy of Sciences, headed by Prof.Fuho visited National Institute of Fundamental Studies (NIFS), Kandy on 2nd of August 2018 as a part of the collaborative project on Rain Water Utilization. Read Full news »

NIFS Scientists received NSF SUSRED Awards!!

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NIFS Scientists received NSF SUSRED Awards for the training of postgraduate students at NIFS Laboratories during the period 2012-2017 at NSF Award Ceremony 2018 held on 25th July at BMICH. This Award ceremony was graced by of Hon. Read Full news »

Hon.Minister, Dr.Sarath Amunugama visited NIFS, Kandy

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Minister of Science, Technology & Research, Skill Development & Vocational Training & Kandyan Heritage, Dr. Sarath Amunugama visited National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy on 14th July 2018. Read Full news »

Media conference

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A Discussion of New Director of NIFS, Prof. Saman Seneweera with Journalists & News Editors of National News papers & TV Channels was successfully held at NIFS Auditorium. Read Full news »

New Director of NIFS Assumed Duties

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Prof. Saman Seneweera assumed duties as the Director of NIFS on 4th June 2018. Read Full news »

One-day workshop on Motivation for Sustainable Working Life

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National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy organized a one-day workshop on Motivation for Sustainable Working Life for all non-research staff on 30th May 2018 at Hotel Royal Mall, Kandy. This workshop was conducted by Ms. Read Full news »

Workshop on Scientific method for School children in Haguranketha Educational Zone, Kandy

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Science Education & Dissemination Unit of NIFS conducted a one day workshop on Scientific method for School children in Haguranketha Educational Zone, Kandy at NIFS premises on 18th May 2018. The workshop was ornamented with the main speech by Dr. Read Full news »

The Annual Research Review 2017 of the National Institute of Fundamental Studies held successfully

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The Annual Research Review 2017 of the National Institute of Fundamental Studies was held successfully on 2nd April 2018 at the institute premises at Hanthana, Kandy under the patronage of Hon. Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Science, Technology and Research. Read Full news »


High ranking Officials from Chinese Academy of Sciences visit NIFS

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A team of high ranking scientists from the Chinese Academy of Science led by Professor Y.Wei, Deputy Director visited National Institute of Fundamental Studies Sri Lanka to seek collaborative research avenues in basic sciences. Read Full news »

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

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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 »


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

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“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 »


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

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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 »


President’s Awards for scientific publications, 2015

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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 »

“FIVE YEAR ROAD MAP FOR NIFS RESEARCH [2018-2022]”

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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 »


ජාතික ආහාර නිෂ්පාදන සංග්‍රාමය 2017 අදාළ විශේෂ දේශනයක්

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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 »

Capacity Building Residential Program for Teaching Instructors

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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 »


“Vidya”Science Exhibition co-organized by University of Kelaniya

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NIFS participated for "Vidya" Science Exhibition co-organized by University of Kelaniya & Ministry of Science, Technology & Research. The exhibition was held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Science Faculty of the University of Kelaniya and filled with a lot of Science exhibits to enjoy the science for all. Read Full news »


Two Prestigious Kandiah Awards to NIFS Natural Products Research Group

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Ms CL Kehelpannala and Mr M Mallique Qader postgraduate research students of the Natural Products Research project working under the supervision of Prof. Savitri Kumar and Prof. Read Full news »


ඉන්ටෙල් ජාත්‍යන්තර විද්‍යා හා ඉංජිනේරු සංදර්ශනයෙන් විශිෂ්ට සම්මාන දිනූ පාසල් සිසුන් විද්‍යා, තාක්‍ෂණ හා පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍යතුමාගේ ඇගයීමට ලක් වේ

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ඉන්ටෙල් ජාත්‍යන්තර විද්‍යා හා ඉංජිනේරු සංදර්ශනයෙන් විශිෂ්ට සම්මාන දිනූ පාසල් සිසුන් විද්‍යා, තාක්‍ෂණ හා පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍යතුමාගේ ඇගයීමට ලක් වේ මෙවර, ඇමරිකාවේ ලොස් ඇන්ජලීස් හි මැයි 14-19 දක්වා පැවති ඉන්ටෙල් ජාත්‍යන්තර විද්‍යා හා ඉංජිනේරු සංදර්ශනයට ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාව නියෝජනය කරමින් සහභාගී වූ ශ‍්‍රී ලාංකික පාසල් සිසු දරුවෝ තිදෙනෙක් ඉන් විශිෂ්ට සම්මාන ද්විත්වයක් සහ එක් විශේෂ සම්මානයක් සහිතව ජයග‍්‍රහණය කිරීමට සමත් වූහ. ඉන්ටෙල් ජාත්‍යන්තර විද්‍යා හා ඉංජිනේරු සංදර්ශනය යනු ලෝකයේ රටවල් 78කින් පාසල් සිසුන් 1700කට අධික සංඛ්‍යාවක් සහභාගි වන විද්‍යා ව්‍යාපෘති පාදක කොට ගෙන පවත්වනු ලබන ලොව විශාලතම තරගයයි. Read Full news »

Two-day training workshop for the Science teachers of the Hanguranketha Educational Zone

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National Institute of Fundamental Studies – Kandy conducted a two-day training workshop for the Science teachers of the Hanguranketha Educational Zone on 14th and 15th June 2017 at the NIFS premises on Research methodology. This was organized on the request of the Zonal Director of Education-  Hanguranketha. Read Full news »


Removing Cancer causing Chromium from water- Award winning Sri Lankan School Science Project at USA Science Fair

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Two students of the grade 13 AL class in the science stream of S DE S Jayasinghe Central College, Dehiwala, Ravindu Sankalpa Perera and Shehan Kavishka have shown their talents and won the grand award in 4th place in the earth and environmental science category at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (INTELISEF), 2017 held at Los Angeles, California, this year with their project based on removing carcinogenic chromium ions from our natural water sources. This international competition hosted 1,778 contestants from 78 countries. Read Full news »


National Workshop on “Sri Lankan Lichens”

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The 4th National Lichen Workshop 2017  was held at the National Institute of Fundamental Studies (NIFS)  from 24th to 26th of May 2017  with the collaboration of  Dilmah Conservation in creating a deeper understanding about lichens among young scientists encouraging them towards new areas of study and exploration. 

The three day workshop was conducted by an eminent team of scientists which consist of   Dr Pat Wolseley (Natural History Museum of UK), Dr Gothamie Weerakoon (Visiting Scientist, NIFS) along with Prof. Read Full news »


National Exhibition “Thirasara Yugayaka Haritha Udaanaya”

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National Institute of Fundamental Studies was participated in the national exhibition “Thirasara Ugayaka Haritha Udaanaya” which was organized by the Presidential Secretariat. This exhibitions was held from 31st of March 2017 to 4th of April 2017 at BMICH, Colombo. Read Full news »


Annual Review 2016

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The Annual Research Review 2016 of the National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy  was held on 10th of March 2017 under the patronage of Hon. Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Science, Technology & Research with the participation of the Secretary of the Ministry of Science, Technology & Research, Mrs. Read Full news »

The Fourth Analytical Instrument Training program

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The fourth Analytical Instrument Training program was held from 1st to 10th of November 2016 for the Technical Staff of University of Ruhuna. The program was inaugurated by the Director Prof. Read Full news »


Annual SLAAS Awards 2016 – Science Popularization

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Annual SLAAS Awards 2016 - Science Popularization won by NIFS. The Annual SLASS (Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science)Awards – 2016 for Science popularization won by NIFS. Read Full news »


Research at NIFS won President’s Awards for Scientific Publications

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Scientists and Research Assistants of National Institute of Fundamental studies won President’s Awards for Scientific Publications for the year 2014. The Awards ceremony was graced by the His Excellency the President and the Hon. Read Full news »


Director of NIFS was awarded with the CVCD Excellence Award

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Prof SHPP Karunaratne, Director of NIFS was awarded with the CVCD Excellence Award for the Most Outstanding Senior Researcher in the field of Biological Sciences including Agriculture and Allied Science by the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Directors (CVCD). The awarding ceremony was held on 3rd October 2016 at BMICH under the patronage of His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena. Read Full news »


Two Prestigious Awards to Natural Products Research Group

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Two postgraduate research students of the Natural Products project working under the supervision of Prof. Savitri Kumar and Prof Lalith Jayasinghe received the following awards for 2016 from the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon. Read Full news »


“National Workshop on Separation Techniques in Natural Product Research”

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“The National Workshop on Separation Techniques in Natural Product Research” was held on 19th to 23rd of September 2016 at National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy. The aim of this national workshop was to train young researchers in techniques which can make a significant contribution to human resource development and thereby provide an impetus to the study of Bioactive Metabolites from natural resources found in Sri Lanka. Read Full news »


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