• Two day workshop on Statistics for Research, at University of Jaffna

    Two day workshop on Statistics for Research was organized by YSF with the collaboration of Faculty of Sciences, University of Jaffna. It was held successfully in the computer lab of the faculty of Science, University of Jaffna with more than 35 participants on 24th and 25th November 2018.

  • Workshop on Capacity Building in STI Policy Formulation and R&D Commercialization

    The National Science & Technology Commission (NASTEC) has organized a workshop on Capacity Building in STI Policy Formulation and R&D Commercialization in collaboration with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Research and Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI), Korea during 30th May to 4th June 2018 at the Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA), Colombo.
  • Workshop on Emerging Contaminants in the Environment: Source to treatment

    One day workshop on ‘Emerging Contaminants in the Environment: Source to treatment’ was successfully held on 03rd of October 2018 at the Wilasurendara auditorium, IESL, Colombo 07 with 48 participants.  It was organized by Young Scientists Forum of NASTEC with the collaboration of Water Forum of the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) and Ecosphere Resilience Research Center, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

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Biennial Conference on Science and Technology (BICOST) Series


The series of conferences that now come to be known as BICOST, results from the main activity of the National Science and Technology Commission (NASTEC) as mandated by the Science and Technology Act No 11 of 1994. This Act, which was responsible for the creation of NASTEC, was only implemented in 1998, and mandated NASTEC to inter alia, stage The Sri Lanka Conference on Science and Technology biennially ..."

It was NASTEC, guided by the scientific community, which designed and gave body to the conference, when it staged BICOST-I in August 2000, and formulated the Rules and Regulations of the BICOST as stipulated in the Act itself.
The theme of BICOST-I, was "Science and Technology in National Development". The BICOST series was launched, albeit with great expectations and hope, by the Minister of Science and Technology at the Presidential Secretariat, in August 2000.

BICOST-I was a significant success in that for the first time it brought together representatives of the entire National Science and Technology System (NTS), that is, all the actors, scientists, engineers, technologists, managers, administrators, entrepreneurs, bankers, etc. responsible for the science and technology effort of the country, in a common goal oriented exercise.

BICOST-I generated three major landmark documents: A Review Document on the Current Status of Scientific Activity in the major sectorial areas identified (BICOST-I Documentation Part I), the Recommendations of the Conference (BICOST-I Documentation Part II), and a document termed STAND i.e., Science and Technology Agenda for National Development (BICOST-I Documentation Part III), which was the Action Plan.


National Policy on Mineral Resources


National Research and Development Framework (NRDF)

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National Science & Technology Policy of Sri Lanka


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    Completed Study Groups Proposed Amendments to the Science and Technology Development Act No. 11 of 1994. (Study Group I) (1999) Read More

    This Forum comprises of Directors/Heads of Science and Technology Institutions (including Research and Development Institutions) of the country. NASTEC often Read More

    This Forum comprises of scientists actively engaged in S & T Research and Development work, either directly or by directing Read More
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