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"Reflections" published to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Science Foundation is now available to download. Click here (pdf, 40mb)

 ‘The booklet presents NSF at a glance covering vision, mission, mandate, organizational structure and landmark achievements. It also gives a brief introduction to programmes and activities carried out to deliver its mandate entailed with success stories’. Click here (pdf, 11.4mb)



Achievements of NSF Research Grant Recipients Reseach Projects completed during 2008 - 2015 can be downloaded from here.

 New_Cover_page.jpg_copyTHE JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (JNSF) Impact Factor for 2018: 0.419, according to Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition. MORE


THE JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (JSS) This journal has been published since 1978 and issues containing the latest social science contributions to the understanding of Sri Lankan society. MORE

The Conference Proceedings of the International Conference on Social and Cultural Nexus of Science and Technology Development (SCST) now available 

Sri Lanka Science & Technology Statistical Handbook 2015.



Vidya Newsletter Vol 21-Issue-No 03 

Vidurava-Magazine (January - March 2019) 


Innovator-Investor Marketplace

As per Global Innovation Index, Sri Lanka ranks low, i.e. 89th   position,  among 129 countries. Similarly, the number of entrepreneurs/business enterprises in Sri Lanka is only around 230,000 which is just about 2% of the population as opposed to 27.5% in Thailand, 19.6% in Vietnam,11.6 % in Bangladesh and 7.5% in China.

Dr. Guiliano Degrassi of ICGEB, Trieste, Rome visits NSF

Dr. Guiliano Degrassi of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) visited NSF on 17 February 2020 and held discussion with Prof. Ranjith Senaratne, Chairman of NSF  to strengthen cooperation between ICGEB and Sri Lankan universities. He stressed on the need for more research on bio-fertlizers for cereals, particularly rice and mentioned about fellowships and partial support for conferences by ICGEB. Dr. Sudarshanee Geekiyange, Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Biology, University of Ruhuna and Dr. Duwini Padukkage of NSF joined the discussion.



Exploring Knowledge on Blockchain Technologies

Blockchain technology has attracted extensive attention in the recent past in Sri Lanka. It is a simple and decentralized method of passing information in fully automated and safe manner and can be applied to many fields providing unalterable public records of digital transactions. Blockchain-based applications are springing up in numerous fields including financial, insurance, health care, fraud detection services and education.


Science Research Projects Competition (SRPC) - 2019

 The final round of the Science Research Projects Competition 2019 was held on the 12th February 2020 in the NSF Auditorium. Prof. Ranjith Senaratne, the Chairman of the NSF, inaugurated the session with an inspiring introductory speech together with a welcome note addressing students and teachers. He highlighted the merit of scientific research and the potential of students to grow as good researchers starting from early days as students. Twenty selected winners from the first round of the SRPC were presented certificates.


University of Melbourne keen to promote academic cooperation and research collaboration with Sri Lankan universities

Associate Professor Shanton Chang, Associate Dean (International) and Ms Jacqui Hoare, Student Recruitment Manager (Engineering & IT) of Melbourne School of Engineering,  University of Melbourne, called on Prof. Ranjith Senaratne, Chairman of  National Science Foundation on 11th February 2020 to strengthen academic cooperation and research collaboration between the University of Melbourne and academia and public sector institutions in Sri Lanka.
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