Invitation for New Members

The Senior Scientists' Forum (SSF), formerly known as the Research Leaders Forum, was inaugurated in June 2001, with the main objectives of encouraging and strengthening cooperation in Science and Technology (S & T) among scientists in Sri Lanka and involving scientists and technologists in the formulation of S & T related policies and evidence-based decision-making. At the time of its inception, there were around 220 members in the forum, which was governed by a Steering Committee (SC) led by the Chairperson. The SSF was active until 2010 and had previously carried out many S & T-related activities. Since then, it has not been active for a decade.

The SSF was re-launched in 2021 by the National Science and Technology Commission (NASTEC) as part of one of the Commission's consultative fora activities.


  • 45 years of age or above
  • with a basic degree or equivalent and a postgraduate degree or an equivalent professional qualification in the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Medical and Health Sciences, Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences, or Social Sciences.
  • with a minimum of ten years of experience in a university, S&T institution, or other relevant institution (public or private),
  • Committed to the National development of science and technology activities and willing to dedicate their services and knowledge towards their enhancement.

Are invited to become members of this forum.

If the above eligibility criteria are fulfilled, please complete the SSF membership application form and send it with the Curriculum Vitae through the Head of Institutes to the Acting Director/CEO, National Science and Technology Commission, 6th Floor, Wing D, Sethsiripaya Stage II, Battaramulla. The application forms can be obtained from, under consultative for activities, SSF. Signed scanned copies are also accepted.

For more information, please contact: Seyed Shahmy, Senior Scientist, NASTEC
+94 77 39 38 949 (M), +94 11 218 6719 (T), ; (e)

National Science and Technology Commission (NASTEC)
6th Floor, Wing D, Sethsiripaya Stage II, Battaramulla
Tel: +94 11-2186711; Fax: +94 11-2186713

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