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An educational workshop for students was conducted by the Research Assistants of the NIFS
An educational workshop for students in Vidyartha Vidyalaya, Rajanganaya , Nochchiyagama was conducted by the research assistants of the NIFS spanning three days from the 1st to 3rd of August. The main objective of this workshop was to help students who sit for the GCE O/L examination in 2015 and 2016 to gain some extra knowledge and ignite interest in Mathematics, Science and English.
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Wining an Award for the Best Presentation
Mrs. J.M.K.W. Kumari, Research Assistant, Condensed Matter Physics research group supervised by Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake , National Institute of Fundamental Studies has won the award for the Best Poster Presentation at the 5th International conference on Functional Materials and Devices (ICFMD 2015) at Malaysia on 4-6th August 2015organized by the Centre of Ionics, University of Malaya.
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We are at the beginning of Climate Extremes!!
Work shop on Impact of Climate change on water, Food and Environment in Sri Lanka was held at National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Colombo office on 25- 26 June 2015. Prof. Niamal Gunawardene, University of Peradeniya, Mr.S.Premalal, Deputy Director of Meteorology Department, Prof. W.L Sumathipala and Prof. C.S de Silva, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Dr. H.Manthirithilake, Sri Lanka Development Initiative and Dr. Tanuja Ariyananda from Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum delivered special lectures on impacts of climate change on water resources, on agriculture, health and environment and impact on changing coastal zone water resources.
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Speech of the Honorable Minister of Higher Education and Research, Dr. Sarath Amunugama at NIFS premises on 1st of June 2015
Honorable Minister of Higher Education and Research, Dr. Sarath Amunugama visited NIFS premises on 1st of June 2015 and addressed the staff of National Institute of Fundamental Studies (NIFS).
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School Science & Engineering Programme- SSEP (2015) organized by the National Institute of Fundamental Studies (NIFS)
in collaboration with
Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, was held on 20th & 21st March 2015 at the National Institute of Fundamental Studies- Kandy.
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First phase of the “Inculcate Scientific Methodology and novel teaching techniques for the level of Junior Secondary Education in Sri Lanka (ISTIF)” project is successfully completed.
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A public awareness programme on “Space Technology for the benefit of human beings” was
conducted at the Kandy City Center on 15th of November 2014. Over 1500 people participated
in this programme which consisted of an exhibition, demonstrations of space models, special
events for kids.
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The Workshop and the Inter school competitions; "Space Technology,in a nutshell", "Space Conuueror" & "Life in Space" of the programme "Space Technology for the benefit of human beings",organized by the Institute of Fundamental Studies in Collaboration with the Foundation of Astronomy & Space Exploration (FASE) to celebrate "World Science Week 2014" was successfully held on 11th November 2014 at the IFS premises.
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Vidunena Hawula Science Message Service (OSCEM) won a National award at the e-Swabhimani National Best E-content Award 2014, under the category of E-learning and Education on 5th November 2014.
The e-Swabhimani is an initiative of the Information Communication technology agency of Sri Lanka aimed at recognizing excellence in digital content creation. The e-Swabhimani Award process is being conducted along the lines of the World Summit Award and has input from the Digital Empowerment Foundation of India as the Knowledge Partner to ensure that the jury process conforms to international standards. more details....
Scholarly achievement by Dr. Meththika Vithanage
Dr. Meththika Vithanage listed as the top 3rd author in Scopus on biochar publications in 2014. Altogether 7 publications.
Also one of her papers has been listed in the top 20 list of journal articles in BIOMED Library domain.
Training Programme on Plant Tissue Culture
Organized by the Institute of Fundamental Studies (IFS). Covering the following aspects.
- i) Tissue culture basics
- ii) Micro propagation of Plants
Ornamental plants, Foliage plants and Medicinal plants
- iii) Duration – 01 month (except weekends and public holidays)
- iv) Course fee Rs. 50,000/- per person including meals, accommodation, course materials etc.