"Partner in Science across the seas"

The International Liaison Division (ILD) plays a major role in liaising scientists in Sri Lanka and abroad. The Division promotes and assists Sri Lankan scientists to partner with global S&T organizations for R&D activities. The Division facilitates Sri Lankan scientists attaining high level of excellence in research work through global networks. The Division also ensures that Sri Lankan Scientists are benefited from bilateral and multilateral cooperation between institutions abroad.

Main programmes

  • Creating and maintaining the Digital platform of expatriate scientists
  • Serve as National focal points  for International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), the International Council for Scientific Unions (ICSU),  the International Foundation for Science (IFS), Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS),  and Science and Technology Policy Asian Network (STEPAN).


Mr. Shantha Siri (Head of the Division)
Principal Scientific Officer
Ext : 155
Email: shantha@nsf.gov.lk

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