The passing away of Dr. Douglas Nethsinghe at the beginning of this month has removed from the ranks of Sri Lanka’s scientific community a distinguished and popular colleague. He was the Chairman of the country’s Atomic Energy Authority, and with his vast knowledge and experience molded the initial pathway of the then fledgling organization.
Yesterday morning, the National Academy of Sciences had the honor of President Barack Obama delivering an historic speech in celebration of NAS’s 150th anniversary. President Obama reflected on Abraham Lincoln’s fortitude in founding the National Academy of Sciences 150 years ago, and also explained the importance of setting priorities for research, continuing our nation’s scientific […]
Sri Lanka needs to adapt to emerging technological advancements if it is to achieve rapid economic development. Senior Minister Scientific Affairs Professor Tissa Vitarana stated this at the Nanotchnology for National Development seminar facilitated by the National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka (NASSL). Source: Financial Times Read full Article..
18 – 19 May 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia– Report of Prof.Vijaya Kumar, President, NASSL I attended the above conference on behalf of the NASSL and as President and since our 2012-2013 President, Dr. Kingsley de Alwis had been elected President Elect of the Science Council of Asia (SCA) at the 12th Conference in 2012, I […]
Dr Lakmali Amarasiri, Senior Lecturer in Physiology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, is one of 10 participants selected by the Inter Academies Medical Panel (IAMP) to attend the Young Physician Leaders Asia programme scheduled to be held in April 2013 in Singapore in conjunction with the World Health Summit Regional Meeting for […]
The Inaugural General Assembly of the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) was held in conjunction with the International Symposium on Improving the Quality of Life through Science and the Science Communication Leadership Workshop at the Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka 16-19 October 2012 Hosted by: The National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka Supported by: IAP […]
Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman Prof. Priyan Dias As the Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) march for education was wending its way from Kalutara to Moratuwa on Thursday 27th September 2012, a curiously parallel activity was taking place at the auditorium of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement Science (SLAAS), namely the delivery of a lecture by Professor Atta ur Rahman, FRS, […]