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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) 



A meeting on ‘How to help building a creative and Innovative Nation’

With the new education reforms planned by the government targeting to build up a student centered Education System in place of Examination-centered Education System, Science Popularization Division of the National Science Foundation (NSF), under the guidance  of NSF Working committee on STEM Education  organized a roundtable discussion with the key persons involved in the reforms to  find out changers going to be occurred in science and technology education system in the country. The discussion was held on 2nd July 2020 at the NSF auditorium with the participation of members of the ‘President Task Force for Education’, institutional heads, and key staff members of the Ministry of Education and  members of NSF Working Committee on STEM education and members of NSF Working Committee on Science Popularization.


Invitation to Sri Lankan expatriates to become a strategic partner and dynamic force of national development!

Establishment of a digital platform to harness Sri Lankan scientific and professional expatriates for national development

There are nearly three million Sri Lankan expatriates and emigrants, including an appreciable number of reputed scientists and professionals holding senior positions in academia, R&D institutions and industry. They undoubtedly constitute a formidable potential asset of Sri Lanka which has hitherto been almost untapped and untouched for national development. In fact,  many SL expatriates  are keen to contribute to the development of the motherland. However, the lack of a credible and pragmatic mechanism has hindered such contribution, while countries such as China, India and Taiwan  derive remarkable benefits  by harnessing expatriates.

Prior announcement of National Conference by NSF on “COVID-19: Impact, Mitigation, Opportunities and Building Resilience” in January, 2021 under the theme “From Adversity to Serendipity”

Epidemics and pandemics have a long history dating back to at least 2000 BC and they have had a profound impact on human beings and their history throughout the ages. Spanish Flu (1918), SARS (2002), MERS (2012), Ebola (2014) and COVID-19 (2019) clearly stand out as virus pandemics in the 20th and 21st centuries. The global mortality rate of COVID-19 thus far amounts to around 6%, which is much lower than those of SARS (≈10%), MERS (≈35%) and Ebola (≈50%). Though the fatality rate of COVID-19 is less that of the other pandemics referred to above, it is more highly infectious than the others.For instance, SARS in 2002-2003  took six months  to exceed 5,000 cases  in mainland China whereas  COVID-19 did that in just one month.It took more than three months to reach the first 100,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and only 12 days to reach the next 100,000, demonstrating that that the speed of transmission rapidly increases over time.

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