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National Science And Technology Commission of Sri Lanka - Nastec

National Science And Technology Commission of Sri Lanka - Nastec
Ministry of Education Sri Lanka

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Introduction
The National Science and Technology Commission (NASTEC) was established by the Science and Technology Development Act No. 11 of 1994 and became a functional Commission in January 1999. NASTEC has been designated as the apex policy formulating and advisory body on Science and Technology (S & T) matters to the Government of Sri Lanka.

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Publications (53)
Technical Report
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The report describes the science and technology status of the country in 2018 from the perspective of the performance of public sector science and technology institutions.
Technical Report
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Science and Technology Commission (NASTEC) of Sri Lanka. The report comprised of five sections. The Section 1 gives a brief introduction to SLINTEC together with objectives of the assessment. In the Section 2, the procedure followed in the performance review is described. In the Section 3, an assessment of management practices is presented accordin...
Technical Report
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Sri Lanka is a lower middle-income country with population of 21.2 million and per capita GDP of $3,946 as of 2019. Since the civil war ended in 2009, the GDP growth rate in Sri Lanka has averaged 5.88% from 2003 until 2017, reflecting a peace dividend and a commitment to reconstruction and growth. The economy is transitioning from what was previou...
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Sri Lanka is a lower middle-income country of 21.2 million people with a per capita GDP in 2017 of $4,065. Since the civil war ended in 2009, the GDP growth rate in Sri Lanka averaged 5.88% from 2003 until 2017, reflecting a peace dividend and a commitment to reconstruction and growth. The economy is transitioning from what was previously a predomi...
Technical Report
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The report presents data from 33 state-owned science and technology organizations in Sri Lanka, organized into four primary sections: human resources, physical resources, finances, and productivity.
Technical Report
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One of the key functions of the Commission is to submit an annual review report to the government on science and technology (S&T) activities. The present report provides information gathered in 2017, based on the performance of 37 national S&T institutions; the effectiveness of public spending on S&T, use of S&T developments, services provided by n...
Technical Report
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Sri Lanka is a lower middle-income country with population of 21.2 million and per capita GDP of $3,946 as of 2019. Since the civil war ended in 2009, the GDP growth rate in Sri Lanka has averaged 5.88% from 2003 until 2017, reflecting a peace dividend and a commitment to reconstruction and growth. The economy is transitioning from what was previou...
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The National Research and Development Framework (NRDF) is a comprehensive document which is intended to be used as the blueprint for guiding research and development-related activities in the Science and Technology (S & T) sector in Sri Lanka towards national development. It was developed through a consultative process which involved a representati...
Technical Report
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Sri Lanka is a lower middle-income country of 21.2 million people with a per capita GDP in 2017 of $4,065. Since the civil war ended in 2009, the GDP growth rate in Sri Lanka averaged 5.88% from 2003 until 2017, reflecting a peace dividend and a commitment to reconstruction and growth. The economy is transitioning from what was previously a predomi...
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The completion of the Human Genome Project in 2001 marked the beginning of the post genomic era. Parallel to this, genomes of microbes, animals and plants were also sequenced. These initiatives led to increased activity in all spheres of the economy – healthcare, agriculture, and other industries. It is estimated that US $ 01 spent on the Human Gen...
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Basic science is the study aimed towards advancement of scientific theories for the understanding of natural phenomena and/or making predictions. It is an integral part of all development programmes. For any country, the creation of a strong foundation in basic scientific research is a pre-requisite for applied research, innovations and economic gr...
Technical Report
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The Natural Resources Management Centre (NRMC), is established in 1974, as one of the six centres of the Department of Agriculture within the Ministry of Agriculture. The institution is headed by a Director. There are five main divisions, namely, Soil Conservation, Land and Water resources Management, Agro-Climatology and Climate Change, Geo-inform...
Technical Report
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The NRDF is a comprehensive, cabinet-approved R & D framework that provides guidance to the scientific and technological community to align their research and development activities in the country in line with national priorities. The framework identifies 10 focus areas that need immediate R & D interventions through a 10 x 10 matrix of a hundred p...
Technical Report
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The review was carried for the performance of AEA during the period 2011 to 2013 and its performances can be considered satisfactory. During this period, AEA undertook two large projects, one establishment of a Multipurpose Gamma Irradiator and other was National Center for Nondestructive Testing. Both projects which can be considered as flagship p...
Technical Report
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The NRC was founded in 1999 and formally established in 2007 as a Special Agency by His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka to assist the Government to plan, coordinate and facilitate research as well as to build a vibrant scientific and technological community to get the maximum benefit for economic development of the country and social welfare...
Technical Report
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The Science and Technology Development Act No. 11 of 1994 mandates the National Science and Technology Commission (NASTEC) to review the progress of Science and Technology Institutions in respect of goals and objectives identified for each Institution. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is a state funded statutory institution which operates with...
Technical Report
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The Department of Meteorology was established in 1948 as a government department with the main objective of providing meteorological and climatological services to the general public and user communities. With time, as the demand for meteorological services and information grew, the services provided by the department were enhanced and at present t...

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Determine policy gaps in Sri Lanka and propose STI plans and strategies.
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Reviewing the S&T activities in Sri Lanka in the preceding year, to submit a report to the Government in accordance with objectives outlined in the S & T development Act No. 11 of 1994 Section 2 and on the effectiveness of measures for the development of human resources, the performance of S & T institutions, the effectiveness of public spending on science and the technology by public sector and private sector undertakings.