Founded in 2000, the Sri Lankan Association for Artificial Intelligence (SLAAI) is a nonprofit scientific association devoted to understanding of the mechanisms underlying thoughts and intelligent behaviour and their emulation in machines. SLAAI operated as the Artificial Intelligence Research group in Sri Lanka (AIRLK) for 3 years before its formal establishment in 2000. SLAAI membership represents both academia and industry in the country. The primary objectives of SLAAI are to increase public awareness of Artificial Intelligence, improve teaching and research in AI, and also promote industry academia partnership in the use for AI techniques for real world problem solving. Major SLAAI activities include conduct of AI publicity programmes, offering of short courses in areas of AI, promote research in AI, and conduct an annual AI conference and publishing of proceedings.