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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 01st to 10th of November 2016 for the Technical Staff of University of Ruhuna. The programwas 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 »


Mini Symposium on Outlook on Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown etiology

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Mini Symposium on Outlook on Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) was held on 15th of August 2016 at National Institute of Fundamental Studies (NIFS), Kandy. It was conducted together with Sri Lankan CKDu research experts to give an overview of the ground status of CKDu research to the outside expert group visited Sri Lanka. Read Full news »

Mr. Weerasinghe awarded SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship

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BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA – June 22, 2016 – Mr. Janith Weerasinghe has been awarded a 2016 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics for his potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related field. Read Full news »


The Certificate of Commendation was awarded to NIFS

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The Certificate of Commendation was awarded to National Institute of Fundamental Studies at the annual NSF Awards Ceremony (held on 15thDecember 2015 at the BMICH). For growing the algae Spirulina to overcome malnutrition in children and pregnant and lactating mothers in villages in Sri Lanka with the collaboration of Major General (Retired) W J T K Fernando. Read Full news »

NIFS Scientist receives the 2015 SLAAS General Research Council Award

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The General Research Committee Award (GRC) -2015 was presented to Prof. Lakshman Dissanayake at the opening ceremony of the Annual Sessions of SLAA Sheld at BMICH on 30th November 2015. Read Full news »

President’s Awards for scientific publications, 2013

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Researches at National Institute of Fundamental Studies won President’s Awards for their scientific publications for the year 2013, chaired by the His Excellency the President and the Hon. Minister of Science, Technology and Research, held on 18th November 2015. Read Full news »

The Cabinet Minister of Technology, Technical Education and Employment, Hon.Susil Premjayantha declared new four- story building at the National Institute of Fundamental Studies.

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This new building complex contains laboratories and a library which was constructed at a cost of 176 million grants by the treasury. After opening of the new building, he delivered a speech regarding his aims of using local scientists to engage in research for the development of the country and he appreciated the research work carried out by the NIFS scientist so far. Read Full news »

Provincial Astronomical program 2015

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Foundation of Astronomical Studies & Exploration (FASE) with collaboration of the, National Institute of Fundamental Studies (NIFS) and International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) successfully conducted the first phase of Island wide science educational program known as “Provincial Astronomical program 2015”. This Programme based on astronomy lessons in school science curriculum at Kirma Maha Vidyalaya, Hambanthota on 23rd of September 2015. Read Full news »

An Educational workshop was conducted by the Research Assistants of the NIFS

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An educational workshop for students in Vidyartha Vidyalaya, Rajanganaya , Nochchiyagama was conducted by the research assistants of the NIFS spanning three days from the 1st to 3rd of August. The main objective of this workshop was to help students who sit for the GCE O/L examination in 2015 and 2016 to gain some extra knowledge and ignite interest in Mathematics, Science and English. Read Full news »

Wining an Award for the Best Presentation

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Wining an Award for the Best PresentationMrs. JMKW Kumari, Research Assistant, Condensed Matter Physics research group supervised by Prof MAKL Dissanayake , National Institute of Fundamental Studies has won the award for the Best Poster Presentation at the 5th International conference on Functional Materials and Devices (ICFMD 2015) at Malaysia on 4-6th August 2015 organized by the Centre of Ionics, University of Malaya. Read Full news »

We are at the beginning of Climate Extremes!!

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Work shop on Impact of Climate change on water, Food and Environment in Sri Lanka was held at National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Colombo office on 25- 26 June 2015. Prof. Read Full news »


Speech of the Honorable Minister of Higher Education and Research, Dr. Sarath Amunugama at NIFS premises on 1st of June 2015

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Honorable Minister of Higher Education and Research, Dr. Sarath Amunugama visited the NIFS premises on 1st of June 2015 and addressed the staff of the National Institute of Fundamental Studies (NIFS). Read Full news »


School Science & Engineering Programme- SSEP (2015)

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School Science & Engineering Programme- SSEP (2015) organized by the National Institute of Fundamental Studies (NIFS) in collaboration with Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya. Held on 20th & 21st March 2015 at the National Institute of Fundamental Studies- Kandy. Read Full news »

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