American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies (AISLS), Colombo, Sri Lanka

The American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies (AISLS) was established in 1995 to foster excellence in American research and teaching on Sri Lanka, and to promote the exchange of scholars and scholarly information between the United States and Sri Lanka. The Institute serves as the professional association for US-based scholars and other professionals who are interested in Sri Lanka. There are over 50 individual members, who are drawn primarily from social sciences and humanities disciplines, including anthropology, development studies, education, history, geography, linguistics, literature and drama, performance studies and ethnomusicology, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, and women's studies. There are also 14 institutional members.

Opened in January 2001, the Center offers a small library of locally published materials on Sri Lanka, as well as access to some web-based resources. Since 2002, the library has been acquiring new scholarly books and key serials published in Sri Lanka.