Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science

Founded in 1944

The Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), the premier scientific body in the country was founded in 1944 and incorporated by Act of Parliament No 11 of 1966. At present, SLAAS has a membership that numbers over ten thousand, representing almost all disciplines of science.

Activity Highlights of 2023

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New SLAAS Events

E2 Workshop
Zoom Meeting ID: 940 7322 0875
Passcode : !hZfZ$u3

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Section A-Seminar
Lunch Time Talk: STD in Health Care Practices
Speaker: Dr. Nalaka Kulathunge

Date : 20th February 2024,
Time: 12.15 PM - 1.00 PM
Venue: @ Auditorium, National Ayurveda Teaching Hospital, Borella

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Logo Competition
Celebrate Innovation and Science: The SLAAS 80th Anniversary Logo Design Competition
Deadline: 5th March 2024


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Energy Pricing
Economics of Electricity Generation, Costing and Pricing of Electricity Supply
Date: 12th January 2024, 5.00 PM - 6.00 PM @ Main Auditorium of SLAAS Head office
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Date Time: 17th January 2024, 3.00 PM - 4.00 PM @ Prof. Munasinghe Auditorium, FMSC, University of Sri Jayawardenepura


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Information session on Cancer
Date: 6th February 2024

Time: 10.00 AM - 12.00 PM

Venue: Public Library, Colombo

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83rd General President

Prof. Ramani D. Wijesekera, Professor Ramanee D. Wijesekera, Senior Professor in Chemistry, University of Colombo, was inducted as the 83rd General President of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS) at a ceremony held on 08th January 2024 at the Gall Face Hotel, Colombo 02. Dr. Lalini Rajapaksa, Past General President of SLAAS, graced the occasion as the chief guest and Dr. Sujatha Hewage, Former Head, Department of Chemistry, University of Colombo, was the guest of honour at this elegant occasion. Professor Ramanee D. Wijesekera declared "Harnessing the Power of Sciences for Societal Transformation" as the theme for the year 2024.

Updated at 2024-02-04 12:04 PM