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NIFS-Young Scientist’s Symposium on Multidisciplinary Research 2019

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National Institute of Fundamental Studies (NIFS), being among the best research institutes in Sri Lanka took pride in hosting the NIFS-Young Scientist’s Symposium on Multidisciplinary Research 2019 (NIFS-YSSMR 2019). This event was organized by Young Scientist’s Association of NIFS (NIFS- YSA) for the first time in history. Read Full news »


All night Pirith sermon was held at the NIFS premises

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Last Friday, 31st of May, 2019 an all night Pirith sermon was held at the NIFS premises. This was organised by the Welfare society of NIFS. Read Full news »

Open Day

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NIFS opened its doors to the general public and the scientific community, on the occasion of the First Open Day  on the 29th of March, 2019. Throughout the day, the curious, forward thinking minds of Sri Lanka explored the NIFS and the scientific work conducted here. Read Full news »

The Annual Research Review, 2018

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The Annual Research Review of year 2018 of the NIFS was held On the 28th of March, 2019 at the institute premises. The Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Peradeniya  Prof. Read Full news »


Professor Cyril Ponnamperuma commemorative first day cover

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Vidya Jyothi Professor Cyril Ponnamperuma was appointed as the Director of the Institute of Fundamental Studies by President J. R. Read Full news »

Minister of Science and Technology, Hon. Sujeewa Senasinghe visits NIFS

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On the 15th of February, 2019 the NIFS was graced with the presence of the current Minister of Science and Technology, Hon. Sujeewa Senasinghe. Read Full news »

Best Poster Presentation Award – 9th ANRAP International Seminar

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Three-minute Thesis Competition at NIFS

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National Institute of Fundamental Studies (NIFS), Sri Lanka held its first 3-minute thesis (3MT) competition on 27th Thursday, December, 2018. This competition is inspired by the 3MT competition, which is annually held in over 200 universities worldwide. Read Full news »

President’s Awards for scientific publications

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President’s awards ceremony for scientific publications was held on the 19th of November, 2018. His Excellency, the President awarded 338 Sri Lankan scientists for their research published in 2016. Read Full news »

South African and Sri Lankan joint Water seminar

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South African and Sri Lankan joint Water seminar. It was held at the NIFS auditorium on the 12th of November, 2018. Read Full news »

Dr. Benjamin Allen, University of Southern Queensland visited NIFS with a hand in collaborative research

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Dr. Benjamin Allen, Senior Research Fellow (Wildlife Research) at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia visited NIFS Kandy, Sri Lanka last week. Read Full news »

MS. Abiramy Thureirajah received a gold medal for best thesis presentation

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NIFS Research Assistant MS. Abiramy thureirajah received a gold medal for best thesis presentation (3 minutes) from the SLAYS 3MT competition 2018 organized by National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka. Read Full news »


NIFS SCIENTISTS RECEIVE NSF LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

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Prof. Lakshman Dissanayake, Research Professor of the National Institute of Fundamental Studies and Professor Emeritus (Physics) of University of Peradeniya and Prof. Read Full news »

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 »


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