The American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies (AISLS) was established in 1996. Its central objectives are to promote US research and teaching on Sri Lanka and to build links between US and Sri Lankan scholars and institutions. It has 24 institutional and over 110 individual members.

Colombo Center

The American Institute for Lankan Studies is located in Colombo. The center’s staff maintains a library and provides support and advice for visiting scholars.

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AISLS offers research fellowships for US citizens, and smaller grants for pre-dissertation research, language study in Sri Lanka, and student travel to selected conferences.

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This section of the AISLS website offers links to a wide variety of materials useful for humanities and social science research and study on Sri Lanka.

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AISLS sponsors periodic workshops, conferences and lectures on a wide range of topics relevant to humanities and social science scholarship on Sri Lanka.

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