Principal Staff

CHAIRMAN

Mubarak  Dr A M Mubarak

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECTOR GENERAL

Prof. Ananda Jayawardane

BSc Eng Hons (Moratuwa), MSc (Loughborough, UK),
PhD (Loughborough, UK), MSSE (SL), FNASSL, FIPM (SL),
CEng, FIE (SL), Int.PEng (SL)

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Prof. Ananda Jayawardane is currently the Director General of the National Science Foundation and a Senior Professor in Civil Engineering at the University of Moratuwa. He is also the immediate past Vice-Chancellor of the University of Moratuwa. He obtained BSc Engineering degree in Civil Engineering with first class honours from the University of Moratuwa in December 1983, a Master of Science Degree in Construction from the Loughborough University of Technology in the UK in 1986 and PhD in Construction Management in January 1990 from the same university.

He is a Chartered Engineer, International Professional Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, a Fellow of the Institute of Project Managers, Sri Lanka, a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka and a Member of the Society of Structural Engineers Sri Lanka. He is also the past NDB Bank Endowed Professor in Entrepreneurship at the University of Moratuwa and a Past President of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka. He has served as the first Head of Department of Management of Technology, Head, Department of Civil Engineering and the Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa.

He has also served as a member of the governing Councils/Boards of National Institute of Education, Institute for Construction Training and Development, State Engineering Corporation, Post-graduate Institute of Management, Miloda Academy of Financial Studies, Sir Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies and the Open University of Sri Lanka. Currently, he is a member of the Board of Management of the Construction Industry Development Authority and a non-executive Board Member of the Commercial Bank PLC and Sierra Cables PLC. He has served in many other national committees such as the committee for the development of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Strategy and University & Tertiary Education Policy.

He has co-authored a textbook on “Construction Productivity Management” published by Addison Welsley Longman, UK in 1998, contributed to three other textbooks and has published and presented over 80 research papers both locally and internationally in the areas of technology management, technology transfer, project management, education, social management systems, construction management and entrepreneurship.

He has received several awards for his research publications including Manaperi Award and Prof Varghese Award for his undergraduate research, the IESL Award for the best paper published in the Engineer Journal thrice, National Achiever’s Award - 2013 under the category of Engineering awarded at the 8th Annual District Convention of the Lions Clubs International – District 306A1, the IESL President’s Award at IESL Engineering Excellence Awards – 2012 and the Asia’s Education Excellence Award -2016 for outstanding contribution to education at the 7th Asia’s Education Excellence awards and Sri Lanka Education Leadership Award - 2017 presented by World Education Congress and CMO Asia. He is also a Commonwealth Fellow.

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ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR

DR. T F DIAS  Dr. Thamara Dias
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 Having completed her undergraduate studies specializing in Genetics and Plant Breeding in the Moscow Academy of Agricultural Sciences under a scholarship offered by the Sri Lankan Government in 1984, and  subsequent to her Ph. D. in Biotechnology in the same University, Dr Thamara F. Dias started her career at NSF as a Scientific Officer in May 1995. She was then promoted to the posts of Senior Scientific Officer & Principal Scientific Officer gradually. She Headed the Technology Division of the NSF from 2008 – 2016 until she was appointed to cover up the post of the Director General of the NSF from August 2016 – October 2017. During her career at NSF she has represented the country at many international fora such as the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and Indo-Sri Lanka S & T Cooperation. She has served as Resource Persons/Panel Members at many Local Seminars and Workshops and Evaluation Panels as well as International seminars and workshops organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
She was the founder (1998) and the first editor of the “Vidya” Newsletter of the NSF and has carried out activities of diverse nature for the NSF which includes developing many technology related schemes with improved processes while Heading the Technology Division. One of the main areas she developed during her career at NSF is intellectual property rights awareness and management under which she provides consultancy to relevant stakeholders. As the Additional Director, she holds mainly the responsibilities of scientific operations evaluation.

Contact
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RESEARCH DIVISION

S A VinayagamoorthyDr. S A V Moorthy (Head of the Division)
Principal Scientific Officer
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S A VinayagamoorthyDr. S A V Moorthy (Head of the Division)
Principal Scientific Officer
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Ms. Dilani N. Jayaweera
Scientific Officer
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Dr. Inoka Sandanayake
Scientific Officer
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Ms. Sarani Meneripitiya
Scientific Officer
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Ms. Sumudu Gunasekara
Scientific Officer
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Dr. Surani Ediriweera
Scientific Officer
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Eng. Sureshinie Warnasooriya
Scientific Officer
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Ms. Madara Weerasooriyagedara
Scientific Officer
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Ms. Christine Dasanayake
Senior Scientific Officer
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S & T POLICY RESEARCH DIVISION

444444444444444444Dr. P. R. M. P. Dilrukshi (Head of the Division)
Senior Scientific Officer
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Designation : Head/ STPRD
Name : Dr P R M P Dilrukshi
Date joined NSF :14-10-2002
Current technical designation : Senior Scientific Officer, Qualifications : B.Sc.Special (Hons)(Peradeniya), Ph.D. Zoological Sciences (Peradeniya)

Contacts
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Fax : 011 2675841011 2675841

Key Activities
1. Overall supervision of the STPRD activities
2. Coordinate and conduct National Research Development and Innovation Survey
3. Develop and Integrate Science Technology and Innovation Indicators of Sri Lanka
4. Prepare Sri Lanka Science Technology and Innovation Indicator Handbook and
Report on National Research, Development a and Innovation Survey
5. Conduct a study to investigate employability of S&T Postgraduates passed out
from the national universities
6. Conduct a study to investigate Problems and constrains face by Ayurvedic
researchers in Sri Lanka

Mrs. Upuli Ratnayake
Scientific Officer
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Name : Mrs Upuli Ratnayake

Date joined NSF : 2006-03-22

Current technical designation : Scientific Officer

Qualifications :B.Sc. Special (Hons) (Wayamba)

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Phone number with extension : 011 2696771-3 (ext. 153)

Key Activities :
• Coordinate the NSF Working Committee on Indigenous Knowledge
• Coordinate the NSF “Vidukavaya Public Lecture Series”

5Mrs. Chamika Dharmasena
Scientific Officer
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 Name : Mrs Chamika Dharmasena

Date joined NSF : 2012-05-08

Current technical designation : Scientific Officer

Qualifications : B.Sc. Special (Hons) (Colombo)

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Phone number with extension : 011 2696771-3 (ext. 154)

Key Activities :

Handling Science and Technology Management Information System (STMIS)
Coordinate the NSF Working Committee on S&T Policy
Coordinate NSF Quality Management System (QMS) group

Ms. Imali Udeshika
Scientific Officer
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TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

santha newMr. J.G. Shanthasiri (Covering Head)
Senior Scientific Officer
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MRS D N WICKRAMAARACHCHIMrs. D.N. Wickramarachchi
Scientific Officer
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priyanwadaPriyanwada Warakagoda
Scientific Officer
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INTERNATIONAL LIAISON DIVISION

1111Mr. S.M.A.W. Anuruddha (Head of the Division)
Principal Scientific Officer
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Subjects handling:
Provide Supervision and guidance to the Scientific Officers and Management Assistant for achieving the Divisional objectives.
Process, approve and award TWAS/ NSF Awards.
Publication of the updated version of Book on Natural Resources of Sri Lanka, Conditions, Trends and Prospects by the end of December 2015.
Submission of the Nomination Dossier of the Usangoda Geo Park to UNESCO by the end of December 2015.
Phone number: Direct - 011 2675842

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1111 Mr S.M.A. Wasantha Anuruddha, is Head of International Liaisons Division who is a Principal Scientific Officer at NSF. He has nearly 15 years of experience at NSF. He is a BSc (Physical Science) graduate passed out from University of Colombo with a M.Sc. in Nuclear Science, also obtained from University of Colombo.

Major responsibilities:

Provide Supervision and guidance to the Scientific Officers and Management Assistant for achieving the Divisional objectives.
Process, approve and award TWAS/ NSF Awards.
Publication of the updated version of Book on Natural Resources of Sri Lanka, Conditions, Trends and Prospects by the end of December 2014.
Submission of the Nomination Dossier of the Ussangoda Geo Park to UNESCO by the end of December 2014.
Finalization of the concept note on Global Forum for Sri Lankan Scientists and other relevant activities by the end of December 2014.

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Phone number with extension: Direct - 011 2675842011 2675842

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Ms. Dilrukshi Ekanayake
Scientific Officer
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Subjects handling:
National MAB Committee
Publication on Natural Resources of Sri Lanka, Conditions, Trends and Prospects
IPSAT grants

maheshaMs. Mahesha Nedugala
Scientific Officer
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Subjects handling
Coordinating International Collaborative Research (ICR) Grant Programme
Coordinating the activities of NSF Working Committee on Bioethics and Coordinating Committee on CITI programme
Coordinating the multilateral activities (ICGEB, ICSU, FABA, GRA, GRC, TWAS )

ThilinaMs. Thilinakumari Kandanamulla
Scientific Officer
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Subjects handling
Coordinating the Work related to the NSF Working Committee on International Liaison
Coordinating the Work related to the NSF Programme on Women in Science
Coordinating the activities related to Bilateral Scientific Cooperation
Handeling the Overseas Special Training Programme (OSTP)

SCIENCE POPULARIZATION DIVISION

MR. K G J KARUNASENAMr. Janaka Karunasena (Head of the Division)
Principal Scientific Officer
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MRS. M D SENARATHNE copyMrs. Madhuka Senaratne
Scientific Officer
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13Mr. D. M. Dilan Rasika
Scientific Officer
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NATIONAL SCIENCE LIBRARY AND RESOURCE CENTRE

manujaMr. Manuja Karunarathne (Head of the Division)
Principal Information Officer
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Mrs. A. Tennakoon
Information Officer
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Mrs. R.P. Sugathadasa
Information Officer
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Mrs. Thasneem Mohamed
Information Officer
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ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE

Head of Administration and Finance
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Administrator Division

Mr. Pradeep Sapumohotti
Senior Administration Officer
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Mrs. Buddhi T. Wicramasinghe
Accounting Assistant (Procurement)
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 Finance Division

Ms. Priyani Samaranayake
Senior Accountant
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Mrs. Priyanka Bamunendra
Accountant
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JOURNAL PUBLICATION UNIT

MS. U T KARUNARATHNEMs. Uthpala Karunarathne
Scientific Officer
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Subject Areas: Journal of the National Science Foundation

 

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Name & designation - Uthpala T. Karunarathne
B.Sc. (Hons), University of Kelaniya
Scientific Officer

Affiliated Division - Editorial Office
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Processing of manuscripts submitted to the Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka (JNSF)
Editing, proofreading and publishing coordination of JNSF
Editing Vidya Newsletter

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Phone number with extension - General +94(0) 112696771-3
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Direct +94(0) 112688710+94(0) 112688710

MRS R A A R RANATUNGAMrs. Abhimani Ranatunga
Scientific Officer
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Subject Areas: Journal of the National Science Foundation

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Name & designation - Abhimani R. Ranatunge
B.Sc. (Hons), University of Colombo
Scientific Officerr

Affiliated Division - Editorial Office
5 activities handled

Processing of manuscripts submitted to the Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka (JNSF)
Editing, proofreading and publishing coordination of JNSF

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Phone number with extension - General +94(0) 112696771-3
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Direct +94(0) 112688710+94(0) 112688710

Dr. Inoka Sandanayake
Scientific Officer
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Subject Areas: Journal of Social Science

PRINTING UNIT

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Printing Manager
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IT UNIT

Mr MadhawaMr. H.M.M. Perera
IT Manager
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AselaMr. Asela Fernando
Network Administrator
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INTERNAL AUDIT UNIT

55555Mrs R.M.M.M. Jayajeevani
Internal Auditor
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