We are the premier multidisciplinary research institute in the country for advancing fundamental sciences and nurturing future scientists

camera_alt Nature Awareness Programmes at NIFS Sam Popham's Arboretum
Nature Awareness Programmes at NIFS Sam Popham's Arboretum


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Events happening on the NIFS

Research Divisions at NIFS

Advancing the frontiers of fundamental research

Study at NIFS

Mentoring future scientists for national development

Postgraduate Students

Postgraduate students are provided with cutting edge skills in research and leadership in academia to advance their career in their chosen field.

Undergraduate Students

The NIFS provides undergraduate students with expertise and resources to pursue high end research in their area of interest.

Pre-University Students

Before commencing your undergraduate studies, gain experience and knowledge in all areas of academic endeavour.

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Science Dissemination

We want everyone, at every level, to be as excited about science as we are.

Scientific Community

NIFS aspires to share knowledge and expertise with the scientific community, not only in Sri Lanka but also globally. We bring out over 100 peer-reviewed publications annually informing the world of our discoveries. Several exhibitions are organised throughout the year as a tool for science dissemination.

We also conduct workshops, conferences and symposia islandwide for the science loving population. With the association of scientists and researchers worldwide, NIFS creates a platform for the exchange of ideas and intellectual erudition.

School Community and General Public

We share our scientific knowledge through social media, newspaper articles and television programmes to the school community and the general public

We also organise several exhibitions and E-projects to disseminate science, free of charge

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Innovation and Technology Transfer

Through collaboration, we join hands with academics and entrepreneurs to transfer innovation and technology to the society in the form of commercially available products and services

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