• National Science and Technology Commission NASTEC)

    The National Science and Technology Commission (NASTEC) is the Apex Policy Formulating and Advisory body to the Government of Sri Lanka on Science and Technology matters. It was created by an Act of Parliament, and came into operation in August 1998. NASTEC fulfills a need that has been highlighted for a long time by the scientific community, the establishment of a policy making apex body of scientists. The Act states: ".... in formulating policies relating to science and technology, and in implementing such policies, the Minister shall have regard to the objects (set out in the Act), and shall consult the National Science and Technology Commission..." Read More
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    Hon. Minister of Technology, Research and Atomic Energy, Mr. Patali Champika Ranawaka has visited NASTEC. Read More
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  • Pirith 2013

    Pirith Ceremoney was held at National Science and Technology Commission

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  • YSF Forum

  • YSF Forum Participant

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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

    The concept of the Young Scientists Forum (YSF) emanated from the World Conference on Science for the 21st Century, held Read More
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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 ..."


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Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technology (ACCIMT)

Atomic Energy Authority (AEA)

Industrial Technology Institute (ITI)

Institute of Fundamental Studies (IFS)


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