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.


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An effort to instil in young minds,
an unparelled curiosity about science!
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Annual Sessions 2023

@ Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda, from 10th December 2023 (Sunday) to 15th December 2023 (Friday)

New SLAAS Events

Webinar on Tokenizing the Global Economy
Speaker: Dr. Sapumal Ahangama (MIEEE)

Date Time: 23rd November 2023, 6.00 PM via ZOOM


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Citizen Engagement
Date: 9th October 2023
4.30 PM vis ZOOM
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Date:24thOctober 2023
Time and Venue: 4.30 PM @ Movenpick Hotel Colombo 03

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Machine Learning
8 - 9th June 2023
Time: 9.00 AM - 4.00 PM

Department of Physics, University of Colombo

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Undergraduates Video Contest


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Submit Before 21st May 2023
Eligibility: Students from Higher Education Institutes
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Round Table Discussion
Round Table Discussion
21st June 2023, 11.30 AM via Hybrid Mode
Venue: Board Room, University of Colombo School of Computing
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SLAAS Workshops

Building Information
An introductory lecture on Building Information Modelling(BIM) for Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC)
15th March 2023, 7PM via Zoom
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Kottegoda Oration
26th Annual S.R. Kottegoda Memorial Oration
Orator: Senior Prof. Buddhi Marambe

Date Time: 14th September 2023, 5.00 PM @ SLAAS Auditorium

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Nature Intelligence
20th April 2023 Via Zoom
Time: 2.45 PM

Zoom ID: 625 5835 5368

Passcode: WD6.D=9b

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SLAAS Workshops


"Safety First" in Importing Uncertain (Risky) Biological Material to Sri Lanka - the Risk Assesment Procedure

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Environmental Photo Contest



Submit Before 31st March 2023
Eligibility: Students from Higher Education Institutes
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Scientists Meet Meedia - Workshop for Scientists on effective communication

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82nd General President

Prof. Ranjith Senarathna, Senior Professor of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, possesses over 40 years of experience in higher education, including teaching, research and administration, and community development. He has held several senior administrative positions with distinction for a period of over 20 years, i.e. the posts of Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ruhuna, Chairman of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Directors, Chairman of the Ocean University and Vice-Chairman, University Grants Commission. Currently he serves as the Chairman of the National Science Foundation. He will be inducted as the 82nd General President of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science at a ceremony to be held on 12th January 2023 at the Areana Reach Hotel Maharagama

Updated at 2023-01-08 04:34 PM

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