Senior Scientists' Forum (SSF)

A forum for dialogue, platform for action

The Senior Scientists Forum (SSF) is one of the consultative fora initiated by the NASTEC with the objectives of encouraging and strengthening cooperation in the science and technology sector among scientists in Sri Lanka and involving scientists in the formulation of Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) related policies and reviews.

The SSF, which was inaugurated in 2001, was active for a decade until 2010. Due to various obstacles, the SSF was not active for the period between 2010 and 2020, and the NASTEC reactivated the SSF in April 2021, particularly to support NASTEC policy initiatives in achieving national priority goals.