The NASTEC with the participation of large number of leading scientists, economists, technologists, policy makers and other stakeholders in Sri Lanka, developed the National Research and Development Framework (NRDF), which had identified 10 focus areas where immediate interventions are needed. The NRDF has identified 10 areas to focus on and several significant issues under them. These areas consist of; i) Water, ii) Food, Nutrition and Agriculture, iii) Health, iv) Shelter, v) Environment, vi) Energy, vii) Mineral Resources, viii) Textile & Apparel, ix) IT and Knowledge Services, and x) Basic Sciences, Emerging Technologies and Indigenous Knowledge.Read More
The newly appointed Chairperson of NASTEC, Prof. Sirimali Fernando assumed duties at the NASTEC on March 11, 2019.
Prof.Sirimali Fernando started her career as a MBBS qualified medical practitioner in 1982. . She started her academic career as a lecturer in Microbiology in 1985 in the Medical Faculty of University of Ruhuna and was subsequently promoted to senior lecturer in 1993. She worked as a research Fellow and a Registrar/ Senior registrar in Virology at St Georges medical School, London, UK for 5 years since 1989-1993 where she completed her postgraduate studies.Read More
The Centre for International Co-operation in Science (CICS), invites applications from researchers holding permanent positions in their Countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka) and who are actively involved in research activities tovisit India under the India Science and Research Fellowship (ISRF) Programme to pursue research in frontier/ advanced areas of science including Medicine and Agriculture for a period of 3 – 6 months. The Fellowship is supported by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.
The detailed Brochure (enclosed) may be strictly followed for applying for the ISRF Fellowship in the prescribed format which can
be downloaded from the website www.cics.tn.nic.in. The completed applications, along with relevant enclosures and duly endorsed by the Head of the
Institution may be submitted to the partnering agencies (as listed in the brochure) in your respective countries.