National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka

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National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka
Established 1968
Location Colombo, Sri Lanka
Website www.nsf.ac.lk

The National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka (NSF) (Sinhala: ජාතික විද්‍යා පදනම, ශ්‍රී ලංකාව Jathika Vidya Padanama, Shri Lankawa) was established in 1998 as the successor to the Natural Resources Energy & Science Authority of Sri Lanka (NARESA) established in 1981 and the National Science Council set up in 1968.

Objectives[edit]

The objectives of the NSF are to initiate, facilitate and support basic and applied scientific research by universities, science and technology institutions and scientists, with a view to:

  • strengthening scientific research potential, including research in the social sciences, and scientific education programmes
  • developing the natural resources of Sri Lanka
  • promoting the welfare of the people of Sri Lanka
  • training research personnel in science and technology

Divisions[edit]

The NSF has the following divisions:

It also maintains the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka Digital Repository, a digital library and open access repository.

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