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 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 ..."