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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) 


COVID 19 Virus Information Hub


Linking Hands with Sri Lanka National Commission for UNESCO to take science to the community

The Secretary General of Sri Lanka National Commission for UNESCO Dr Punchi Nilame Meegaswatte, and    Ms Ashwini Madanayake  Deputy Secretary General of Sri Lanka National Commission for UNESCO visited the National Science Foundation (NSF) on 25.02.2020 with a view to forge collaborative programmes to take science to the community and to promote science education in the country.

Australia committed to promoting collaboration with Sri Lankan Universities and R & D institutions - HE David Holly, Australian High Commissioner

His Excellency David Holly, Australian High Commissioner, in  Sri Lanka and Mr. Brett Galt-Smith, Counsellor (Education and Research), Australian High Commission in New Delhi visited the National Science Foundation (NSF) on 20.02.2020 with a view to promoting academic cooperation and research collaboration between Australian institutions and Sri Lankan universities and R & D institutions.

Round-table discussion with EU, JICA and Fulbright Commission

A round-table discussion was held on 28.01.2020 in the auditorium of the NSF with the participation of Directors of the Centre for International Affairs (CINTA) of the universities to apprise them of the opportunities offered by EU, JICA and US-SL Fulbright Commission for research, higher studies, fellowships and capacity building. It was chaired by Prof. Ranjith Senaratne, Chairman of NSF. Mr. Ludivic Ciechanowski, Programme Manager, International Cooperation and Development of EU, Mr. Indika Cabral, Senior Project Specialist of JICA  and Mrs. Sandarshi Gunawardena, Executive Director of SL- US Fulbright Commission made detailed presentations on opportunities available. The EU representative said that another awareness programme would be conducted in March regarding the call for new proposals by EU on Horizon 2020.


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.
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