The General Assembly of the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) was organized by theIndian Academy of Sciences (INSA) from 13th to 17th October 2014 in at the Indian Science Academy, New Delhi, India. The third summit of South Asian Academies was held in conjunction on October 17, 2014. The AASSA […]
Gamani Corea, who died in November 2013, on his 88th birthday, was without a doubt one of the most distinguished sons of Sri Lanka. His contribution stretched well beyond the borders of his country, and most notably brought his country global recognition as well. His skills and qualities were developed in the institutions in Sri […]
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 […]
Download in PDF format Background Research capacity is the ability to conduct, synthesize, manage, share, and apply research. (1) Research capacity strengthening (RCS) is important in all countries and involves developing national systems that can identify the need for research; commission, partner and conduct research; communicate the results of research to those who need to […]
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..