Thematic and Special Projects Unit (TSPU)

Objective: Complete at least four thematic/special mission oriented multi-disciplinary collaborative research themes and implement findings by 2023

This objective aims for serious attention to the outcome of research ensuring research findings are applied to economic and social prosperity of Sri Lanka. Publications, research degrees are considered as valuable by-products of the efforts. The four programs identified include Food Security, Water Security, Climate Change & Natural  Disasters and RPHS (Dengue, Cancer, Diabetes, CKDu). One more theme is being initiated – Oceanography & Marine Science. This objective will also include outcome-oriented contract research undertaken by the NSF

Established on November 2018, for work on National Thematic Research programme and Special Projects of NSF.

Programmes under TSPU

  • National Thematic Research programme on Food Security
  • National Thematic Research programme on Climate Change and Natural Disasters
  • National Thematic Research programme on Water Security
  • National Thematic Research programme on Oceanography and Marine Resources
  • Research Programme on Health Science


Contact :

Ms. Dilani Jayaweera
Senior Scientific Officer

Ext: 125


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