National Information Sharing Mechanism on the Implementation of the Global Plan of Action for the Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

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Participating Institutions

National Coordinator Contact Person
Plant Genetic Resources Centre (PGRC), Sri Lanka Dr. D.H. Muthukuda Arachchi, Deputy Director, (PGRC)

P.O Box 59,Gannoruwa,Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Tel.: (+94) 812388494
Fax: 812388490
pgrc@slt.lk
Stakeholders Contact Person
Agricultural Research Station, Girandurukotte Mr. Sanath M. Bandara, Research Officer In- charge

Mr. Prasad Wickramasinghe, Programme Assistant 

Address:Agricultural Research Station, Department of Agriculture, Girandurukotte 
Tel/Fax: (+94) 27-2254317
E-mail : arsgkt@sltnet.lk
Agricultural Research Station, Sita Eliya Dr. (Ms.) Mangalika Nugaliyadda, Research Officer in-Charge

Ms. P. Malathie, Research Officer

Address : Agricultural Research Station, Department of Agriculture, Sita Eliya, Nuwaraeliya 
Tel/Fax: (+94) 52-2222615 
E-mail: arsse@sltnet.lk, roicarssse@yahoo.comCharge
Bandaranayake Memorial Ayurvedic Research Institute Mr. Sudeepa Sugathdasa, Scientist

Address: Bandaranayake Memorial Ayurvedic Research Institute, Old Kottawa road, Nawinna, Maharagama
Tel/Fax: (+94) 11-2850333,(+94)11-2850302
E-mail: bmaribot@sltnet.lk
Biotechnology Unit, Plant Genetic Resources Centre Dr. P.K. Samarajeewa, Head, Biotechnology Unit

Dr. W.L.G. Samarasinghe, Research Officer

Address : Plant Genetic Resources Centre, P.O Box59, Gannoruwa, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Tel/Fax: (+94)81-2388494/(+94)81-2388490 
E-mail: pgrc@slt.lk 
Centre for Human Development Mr. P. Podinilame, Director 

Mr. A.A.C.A. Amarasinghe 

Address: Centre for Human Development, Tholangamuwa 
Tel/Fax: (+94) 35-2267138, 2268113, 0777-515116/ 35-4680649 
E-mail : chd@wow.lk
CIC - Agri Business Centre

Dr. Sumith Abeysiiwardena, Senior Consultant 

Address: CIC - Agri Business Centre, Palwehera, Damdulla
Tel/Fax: (+94)066-5671222, (+94)066-2285446  

Coconut Research Institute- www.cri.lk 

Dr. C. Jayasekara, Director 

Dr. Lalith Perera, Head, Genetic and Plant Breeding Division 

Mr. Kasun Meegahakumbura, Research Officer 

Address :Coconut Research Institute, Bandirippuwa Estate, Lunuwila 
Tel/Fax: (+94)31-2255300/(+94)31-2257391 
E-mail : directorcri@cri.lk,gpb@cri.lk

Department of Export Agriculture - www.expoagric.lk

Dr. Lionel Gunarathne, Senior Deputy Director 

Ms. Subhashini Senavirathne, Development Assistant 

Address: Department of Export Agriculture, 1095, Kandy Road, Gatembe, Peradeniya 
Tel/Fax:(+94)81-2388651, (+94)81-2388738 
E-mail : :drexag@sltnet.lk 

Department of Plant sciences University of Colombo 

Prof. Kshanika Hiriburegama, Head, Department of Plant sciences 

Ms. Iroja Caldera, Lecturer 

Address : Department of Plant sciences, University of Colombo, P.O. Box 1490,Colombo 
Tel/Fax: (+94)11-2331619, (+94)11-2503148 
E-mail: office@pts.cmb.ac.lk 

Exploration and Collection Unit, Plant Genetic Resources Centre

Mr. A.S.U. Liyanage, Head 

Address :Plant Genetic resources Centre, P.O Box 59,Gannoruwa,Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Tel/Fax: (+94)81-2388494, (+94)081-2388490 
E-mail: pgrc@slt.lk

Faculty of Agricultural Science University of Sabaragamuwa- www.sab.ac.lk

Dr. A.A.Y. Amarasinghe, Dean 

Mr. J.B.D. Aruna Pradeep Kumara, Lecturer 

Address : Faculty of Agricultural Science University of Sabaragamuwa, P.O. Box 02, Belihuloya
Tel/Fax: (+94)45-2280041, (+94)45-2280075 
E-mail: deanag@sab.ac.lk, arunajbd@sab.ac.lk 

Faculty of Agriculture -University of Peradeniya- www.pdn.ac.lk

Prof. Buddhi Marambe, Dean 

Dr. D.K.N.G. Pushpakumara, Senior Lecturer 

Address: Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of peradeniyaa, Peradeniya
Tel/Fax: (+94)81-2388041, 2395100/(+94)81-2388041 
E-mail: deanagri@pdn.ac.lk, ngpkumara@pdn.ac.lk 

Faculty of Agriculture, University of Rajarata

Mr. Yapa Wickramasinghe, Dean 

Mrs. Uttara Samarakoon, Lecturer 

Address: Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Puliyankulama, Anuradhapura 
Tel/Fax: (+94)25-2221611,2221610, 2221611/ (+94)25-2221610 
E-mail: yapawickramasinghe@yahoo.com, uttara73@yahoo.com

Field Crop Research and Development Institute Mahailuppallama

Dr. A. A. Laxman Amarasinghe, Director 

Mr. K.M. Karunarathne, Research Officer 

Address : Field Crop Research and Development Institute, Department of Agriculture, Mahailluppallama 
Tel/Fax: (+94)25-2388651/ (+94)25-2249132 
E-mail: dirmi@sltnet.lk 

Forest Research Centre

Dr. N.D.R. Weerawardena, Chief Research Officer 

Address : Forest Research Centre, Kumbalpola, Boyagane 
Tel/Fax:(+94)252388651/(+94)25-2249132
E-mail: friku@sltnet.lk 

Fruit Crop Research and Development Centre, Horana 

Ms. K.D. Anula Perera, Additional Director 

Ms. Mihiri Jayawardena, Progrmme Assistant 

Address: Fruit Crop Research and Development Centre, Department of Agriculture, Horana 
Tel/Fax: (+94)34-2261323 
E-mail: adbtftsl@sltnet.lk 

Grain Legumes and Oil Crop Research and Development Centre, Agunukolapelessa

Mr. L.A.Weerasena, Additional Director 

Mr. S.M.Nagahawatte, Research Officer 

Address :Grain Legumes and Oil Crop Research and Development Centre, Department of Agriculture, Agunukolapelessa 
Tel/Fax: (+94)34-2261323 
E-mail: adbtftsl@sltnet.lk 

Horticultural Crops Research and Development Institute

Dr. (Ms.) J. De Soyza, Director 

Mr. H.K. Kadupitiya, Research Officer 

Address: Horticultural Crops Research and Development Institute, Department of Agriculture, P.O.Box 11, Gannoruwa, Peradeniya 
Tel/Fax: (+94)81-2388011/(+94)81-2388234
E-mail: hordiresearch@yahoo.com  

Horticultural Research Unit 2

Dr. H.M.S. Heenkenda, Research Officer 

Ms. M.B. Weerasuriya, Programme Assistant

Address: Horticultural Research Unit 2, Department of Agriculture, P.O.Box 16, Gannoruwa, Peradeniya  
Tel/Fax: (+94)81-2388387/(+94)81-2388234 

Land Owerners Restore Rainforests in Sri Lanka, 

Mr. Sunil Wimalasuriya, Secretary / CEO 

Mr. Samana Gamage, President 

Address: Bangamukanda Estate, Pitigala / 244A Vystwyke Rd. Colombo 15 
Tel/Fax: (+94)11-252421 
E-mail:daybat@celltelnet.lk, samangam2004@yahoo.com 

Ministry of Environment - www.menr.lk

Mr. Gamini Gamage, Director, Biodiversity 

Mr. Sujith Rathnayake, Environment Management Officer 

Address : Sampathpaya 82, Rajamalwatta Road , Battaramulla 
Tel/Fax: (+94)11-2887454 
E-mail: gaminigamage@yahoo.com, champikakariyawasam@yahoo.com 

National Botanic Garden

Dr. D.S.A Wijesundara, Director 

Ms. Subhani Ranasinghe, Programme Assistant 

Address: P.O. Box. 14, Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya 
Tel/Fax: (+94)81-2388238, 2388053/ (+94)81-2388238 
E-mail: dirnbg@sltnet.lk, subwa12@gmail.com

Regional Agricultural Research and Development Centre

Dr.S.H.S.A.De Silva,Deputy Director 

Mrs. I. Karuna Warshamana, Research Officer 

Address: Department of Agriculture, Regional Agricultural Research and Development Centre, Aralaganwila 
Tel/Fax: (+94)27-5671054, 60-2279699 
E-mail: rardcarl@bellmail.lk, karuna_solan@yahoo.com

Regional Agricultural Research and Development Centre 

Mr A.H.G Mithrasena, Deputy Director (Research) 

Mr. B.G.D.S Weerasinghe, Research Officer 

Address: Department of Agriculture, Regional Agricultural Research and Development Centre, Bombuwela 
Tel/Fax:(+94)34-2281673/034-2281673

Regional Agricultural Research and Development Centre

Dr. J.D.H .Wijewardhane, Deputy Director (Research) 

Mrs. K.P.D. Siriwardhane, Research Officer 

Address: Department of Agriculture, Regional Agricultural Research and Development Centre, Makandura 
Tel/Fax: (+94)31-2299625/031-2299707
E-mail: makadura@mailae.lk, dhammikasiri_dhamsiri@yahoo.com

Regional Agriculture Research and Development Centre

Dr. S.M.Wijesundara, Deputy Director 

Mr. K.M.S. Kodikara - Programme Assistant 

Address: Regional Agricultural Research and Development Centre, Department of Agriculture, Diyathalawa Road, Bandarawela 
Tel/Fax: (+94)57-2222520,2222499/57-2222520

Rice Research and Development Institute

Dr. D.M.N.Dissanayake,Director 

Mr. P.V.Hemachandra, Research Officer 

Address: Rice Research and Development Institute, Department of Agriculture, Batalagoda 
Tel/Fax: (+94)37-2259881/37-2259881 
E-mail: rice@mail.ac.lk

Rice Research Station 

Mr. P.D.Pathinayake, Research Officer / Officer in -charge 

Mr. D. M. Withanawasam - Programme Assistant 

Address: Rice Research Station, Department of Agriculture, Ambalantota

Seed & Planting Material Development Centre 

Mr. O.P.K.Chandrasiri, Director 

Dr. G.M.W. Chithral- Deputy Director 

Address: Seed and Planting Materials Development Centre, P.O.Box 19, Department of Agriculture, Peradeniya 
Tel/Fax: (+94)81-2388122, 2388106/81-2388608 
E-mail: spmdc@slt.lk

Seed Certification and Plant Protection Centre

Dr.(Mrs.)K.K.S. Fernando,Director 

Mr. A. Mathagasinghe, Assistant Director of Agriculture 

Address: Seed Certification and Plant Protection Centre, P.O. Box 74, Department of Agriculture, Gannoruwa, Peradeniya 
Tel/Fax: (+94)81-2384226,2388044/81-2388077 
E-mail: scppc@sltnet.lk

Seed conservation Unit, Evaluation and Data Management Unit, Plant Genetic Resources Centre

Dr. R.M.T. Rajapakse, Head, Seed Conservation Unit 

Mr. P.W. Rathnasiri, Head, Evaluation Unit 

Ms. S.C.J. Dissanayake, Head, Data Management Unit

Address: P.O Box 59,Gannoruwa,Peradeniya 
Tel/Fax: (+94) 81-2388494/812388490
E-mail : pgrc@slt.lk

Sugarcane Research Institute- www.sugarres.gov.lk

Dr. H.K. Sunil, Director & Chief Executive 

Mr. Aruna Wijesuriya,Principal Research Officer & Head, Division of Plant Breeding

Mrs. Sandya Ariyawansha, Research Officer 

Address: Sugarcane Research Institute, Uda Walawe 
Tel/Fax: (+94) 47-2233281,2233285, 2233233/47-2233233
E-mail : sri@bellmail.lk

Tea Research Institute

Dr. Z. Mohamed, Director

Dr. Ms. M.T.K. Gunasekare, Head, Plant Breeding 

Address: Tea Research Institute, St. Coombs, Talawakelle 
Tel/Fax: (+94) 051-2222601/ 52-2258229
E-mail : ziyadthaha@yahoo.com, kgunasekare@yahoo.co.uk 

 

 
National Links
Department of Agriculture
Department of Export
Agriculture
Ministry of Environment
Coconut Research Institute
Tea Research Institute
Sugarcane Research Institute 
University of Peradeniya

International Links
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Global Plan of Action for the Conservation and Sustainable use of PGRFA (GPA)
World Information and Early Warming System (WIEWS)
Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA)
Bioversity International (IPGRI)
Convention on Biological Diversity
For more information, please contact:  

Mechanism's Curator

Ms. S.C.J. Dissanayake, Research Officer  
Data Management Unit , Plant Genetic Resources Centre
P.O Box 59, Gnnoruwa, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Tel.: (+94)812388494
Fax:081-2388490
E-mail:
pgrc@slt.lk

National Project Coordinator

Mr. P. W. Rathnasiri
GPA National Focal Point and Deputy Director, Plant Genetic Resources Centre
P.O Box 59, Gannoruwa, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Tel.: (+94)812388494
Fax: 0812388490 
E-mail: pgrc
@slt.lk