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Science Popularisation Division

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"Science for All"

img_0003According to the Science and Technology Development Act No.11 of 1994 one of the functions of the NSF is to popularise science amongst the people.To carry out this function Science Popularisation Division was established.


To uplift the life of the Nation through awareness creation, upgrading knowledge and skills on Science and Technology.


To popularise Science & Technology amongst the people of Sri Lanka under the theme science for all.
To achieve the mandate of the division several goals were identified under which various programmes/activities are conducted


    • Spread knowledge in Science and Technology to masses in a simplified form
    • Acquire new Science and Technology knowledge to improve one's social and economic life
    • Inculcate the scientific basis of technology and other scientific methods used in everyday life and in occupations for the general public
    • Create an awareness of the opportunities available through technology for improving the welfare to meet the needs of the people
    • Improve the acceptance of science among qualified undergraduates selected for science streams
    • Facilitate learning of science among school children and university undergraduates
    • Motivate and train the scientists to use simple approaches in communicating appropriate science and technology methods to the general public.

Activies of the Division


Mr.K.G. Janaka.Karunasena (Head of the Division)
Senior Scientific Officer
Ext : 108
Direct No: 2675017
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