The Mandate


The National Science Foundation, mandated to serve and strengthen the Science and Technology sectors in Sri Lanka, performs its tasks in accordance with the functions setout in the enabling Science and Technology Development Act , No 11 of 1994 and its activities conform to the National Science & Technology Policy. Accordingly, the National Science Foundation facilitates research, development and innovation to create a knowledge economy. It also facilitates capacity building, infrastructure development, technology transfer, knowledge creation and sharing in all fields of science & technology to improve the quality of life of the people.

NSF Mandate can be download from here (pdf, 661kb)

Science and Technology Development Act (English, pdf, 4mb)

Science and Technology Development Act 
(Page 7 & Part VI General - Page 18 in Sinhala Language, pdf, 4mb)

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