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1 Road Development Authority 0112046200
2 State Pharmaceuticals corporation No 75, 16th Floor, 0112327983 Ministry of Health




3 Government Analyst's Department No 31, Isuru Mawatha, Pelawatta, Battaramulla 0112786395 Ministry of Justice, Prison Affairs and Constitutional Reforms
4 SGS Lanka ( PVT) Ltd 3rd Floor, AEC Building 140 Vauxhall Street Colombo, 02 Sri Lanka 0115376280 NA
5 National Cinnamon Research and Training Center National Cinnamon Research and Training Center, Department of Export Agriculture, Palolpitiya, Thihagoda 0412245407 Plantation management
6 Geological Survey & Mines Bureau No: 569, Epitamulla Road, Pitakotte 0112886289 Environment
7 Sri Lanka Tea Board 574, Galle Road, Colombo 03 0112587814 Plantation Industries
8 AVATO Laboratory (PVT) Ltd 0112895350 NA
9 Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board No.60/460, Baseline Road, Orugodawatta, Wellampitiya 0112533427 Ministry of Power

The Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board (SLAEB) is a Statutory Body functioning under the State Ministry of Solar Power, Wind & Hydro Power Generation Projects Development which was established by the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Act No.40 of 2014. Nuclear Science and Technology has a wide range of applications in many fields that can make a significant contribution to the development of medical, agricultural, industrial, energy and environmental sectors in Sri Lanka. The SLAEB has the responsibility of facilitating the utilization of this technology in the above-mentioned sectors in Sri Lanka.

10 Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) Nanotechnology & Science Park Mahenwatta, Pitipana, Homagama 10200 0114650500 Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) is a pioneer in nano and advanced technology research in Sri Lanka. Our research is primarily focused on; Energy Storage, Nano/Advanced Materials and Minerals, Printable Electronic and Sensors, Natural Products and Nutraceuticals, Sustainable and Functional Textiles, Advanced Agricultural Technology, Graphite/Graphene Initiatives. SLINTEC is the first public-private research institute in Sri Lanka, and we’re proud to have made significant progress in being a change catalyst in the field of science for over a decade.
11 Institute for Research and Development 393/3 Lily Avenue, Off, Robert Gunawardena Mawatha, Battaramulla 10120 0112863084 The Institute for Research and Development is an academic research institution which was established in 1997 as the Forum for Research and Development, and changed to Institute for Research and Development in 2000. It’s academic members include epidemiologists, psychiatrists, physicians, geneticists, veterinarians, public health specialists, ethicists, educationists, and people from many other disciplines. It has a full time research staff, and many other associates who are involved at various levels while employed in other academic institutions.
12 Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies Katubedda ,Moratuwa 0112650569 Education
13 Sugarcane Research Institute Dakunu Ela Road, Uda Walawe 0472233281 State Ministry of Development of Minor Crops Plantation Including Sugar Cane Maize, Cashew, Pepper, Cinnamon, Cloves, Betel, Related Industries and Export Promotion The Sugarcane Research Institute (SRI) is a statutory body established by the Act of Parliament no. 75 of 1981 (ratified on 29 December 1981), for conducting research on cultivation and processing of sugarcane to cater to technical and technological needs for the development of the sugar industry of Sri Lanka, which, until 1981 was undertaken by the Research and Development Division of the Sri Lanka Sugar Corporation (SLSC).The Institute was formally inaugurated on 29th April 1983 by then Minister of Agricultural Development and Research, Hon. GaminiJayasuriya. The SRI has been functioning as an independent institution since 1st January 1984 under the purview of several ministries, initially, under the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Research, and later, under the Ministries of Plantation Industries, Cooperatives, Supplementary Plantation Crop Development, Minor Export Crop Promotion and the Ministry of Sugar Industry Development. Presently, SRI is under the purview of the State Ministry of Development of Minor Crops Plantation including Sugarcane, Maize, Cashew, Pepper, Cinnamon, Cloves, Betel Related Industries and Export PromotionAt present, the SRI has several major programs of work, and conducts these through its sub stations, centres and laboratories. The institute’s main research complex is located at Uda Walawe. There is a liaison office at Battaramulla. In addition, there is a quarantine farm at Hantane, an arrowing station at Deniyaya and a pathology farm at Siyabalanduwa. There are four regional offices at Buttala, Siyabalanduwa, Badulla, and Hingurana where Development Officers have been posted to carryout dissemination of knowledge and technologies. In addition field offices have been established at Kantale and Kilinochchi to undertake activities for revitalisation of sugarcane industry in those areas.
14 National Engineering Research and Development Centre 2P/17B, IDB Industrial Estate, Ekala, Ja-Ela , Sri Lanka 0112236284 In 1974 Eng. DLO Mendis , a planning ministry representative of the Industrial Development Board was request by Mr. Hector Abayawardana to plan out an Institution to bridge the gap between an Industrial extension service organization as IDB and scientific research institute as the CISIR. Eng. DLO Mendis wrote the cabinet paper, which was agreed by the Hon. Minister of Industries and scientific affairs T.B. Subasinghe .Thus the NERDC was in acted by an act of parliament under Special gazette Notification (No 124/6) was published under the Industrial Corporation Act No. 49 of 1957, on 14 August 1974. NERDC became operational during the latter part of 1974 , with as its first chairman. The centre was located from a Small section of the Industrial Development Board complex at Katubadda Moratuwa, with the intake of support staff as engineers and clerical grades, subsequently the office was locates at a more space building at Gall roar. Colombo-03. In September 1978 office was shifted to present location of IDB Industrial Estate Ekala Ja-Ela.
15 Coconut Development Authority 54, Nawala Road, Narahenpita Colombo 5 0112502502 Ministry of Plantation Industries The Coconut Development Authority (CDA) of Sri Lanka is the statutory apex organization established under the provisions of the Coconut Development Act No. 46 of 1971. It is responsible to work for the development of the coconut industry in Sri Lanka and functions under the Ministry of Plantation Industries.
16 General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Kandawala Road, Rathmalana 0112635268 Ministry of Defence General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) was initially established as the “General Sir John Kotelawala Defence Academy” by the Parliamentary Act No 68 of 1981 and subsequently it was elevated to University status by the amendment Act No 27 of 1988, thereby empowering it to award Bachelors’ and Postgraduate degrees in Defence Studies.KDU is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (United Kingdom) and maintains necessary standards for educating and grooming Officer Cadets to meet the challenges of modern defence management.
17 University of Moratuwa Bandaranayake Mw, Katubedda 0112640051 Higher Education For the past 50 years, University of Moratuwa has educated talented youth from diverse backgrounds and transformed them to high-quality professionals, academics and leaders. The efforts of my predecessor vice chancellors, fully supported by councils, staff, students, alumni, industry and society, have elevated the University of Moratuwa to its present status.

Rapid and complex changes of geopolitics, economics and environment are inevitable. Thus our future students, staff and graduates will interact in diverse ways with a quite different world than today. With ambitious development and economic goals, national-level human capital development should strategically employ new technologies, innovations and entrepreneurship. The higher education landscape in the country will be affected by rapidly developing technologies, democratisation of access to knowledge and the formation of international platforms to address major global challenges. Education will continue to be a vital force in promoting inclusiveness, building social cohesion and attaining economic resilience. Hence, the University of Moratuwa, as a leading university in Sri Lanka, will face the challenge of living up to its vision and meeting national needs with international quality.

18 Institute of Biochemistry Molecular and Biotechnology, University of Colombo No: 90, Cumaratunga Munidasa Mawatha, Colombo 3 0112552528 Higher Education
19 University of Vocational Technology No.100, Kandawala Road, Ratmalana 0112630700 Ministry of Education The University of Vocational Technology (UoVT) is Established by the parliamentary Act No. 31 of 2008, and functions under the purview of the State Ministry of Skills Development, Vocational Education, Research & Innovations. Skilled Technicians maintain the daily Technological functions of the industrial world Ensuring the Technology runs accurately and efficiently. Hands-on approach to Technical Education providing the Essential tools for students to succeed in their careers upon graduation.
20 Central Environmental Authority 104, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha, Battaramulla 0112872419 Environment The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) was established on 12th August 1981, under the provision of the National Environmental Act No:47 of 1980. The Ministry of Environment which was established in December 2001 has the overall responsibility in the affairs of the CEA with the objective of integrating environmental considerations into the development process of the country. The CEA was given wider regulatory powers under the National Environment (Amendment) Acts No:56 of 1988 and No:53 of 2000.
21 Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC) - Research University Ingiriya Road, Meepe, Padukka, Sri Lanka. 0112100500 SLTC is the only corporate-powered, research-based, fully residential University in the Country. Initiated with the primary focus of fulfilling the national requirement of expanding the provision of qualitative higher educational opportunities and facilities which are on par with international universities, SLTC has further broadened the horizons for their undergraduates by offering a variety of programmes (Undergraduate and Graduate) and by creating affiliations with other eminent foreign universities. The curriculums have been curated by renowned academia and industry experts ensuring sound theoretical, practical and analytical knowledge.
22 The Open University of Sri Lanka Nawala, Nugegoda 11222 0112881386 Higher Education
23 Rubber research institute of Sri Lanka Telewala Road Rathmalana 0112635852 Ministry of Plantation Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka is the oldest research institute on rubber in the world and is the nodal agency in Sri Lanka with the statutory responsibility for research and development on all aspects of rubber industry
24 Veterinary Research Institute Gannoruwa, Peradeniya 0812387375 Ministry of Agriculture Veterinary Research Institute, administered by the Department of Animal Production and Health, is the sole government institution for conducting research and providing diagnostic and technical services, products and vaccines for the advancement of livestock sector in Sri Lanka.
25 Wayamba University of Sri Lanka Lionel Jayathilaka Mawatha, Kuliyapitiya, 60200 0773683128 Higher Education
26 University of Jaffna PO Box 57, Thirunelveli, Jaffna 0212225924 Higher Education
27 University of the Visual and Performing Arts University of the Visual and Performing Arts, 21, Albert Crescent, Colombo 07 0112026784
28 Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka PO Box 02, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Belihuloya 0453454527
29 Department of Ayurveda Bandaranayake Memorial Ayurveda Research Institute, Nawinna, Maharagama 0112896909
30 Allergy Immunology and Cell Biology Unit (AICBU) AICBU, DIMM, USJP 0753300058 Higher Education
31 Institute of indigenous Medicine Institute of indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya. 0112692385 Higher Education The IIM is the premier Higher Educational Institute in Sri Lanka that provides instructions in Ayurveda, Unani and Indigenous system of medicine at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The college of Ayurveda was first started in the Island , subsequently upgraded and affiliated to the University of Colombo in the year 1977 as the Institute of Indigenous Medicine.IIM produces Medical professionals to meet the challenging needs of primary health care, general health care problems, health promotions and disease prevention.
32 National Institute of Fundamental Studies National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Hantana Rd, Kandy 0762467739 State Ministry of Skills Development , Vocational Education, research and Innovation The NIFS is the only Institute in Sri Lanka which, by its Act, exists for the sole purpose of conducting research in natural and social sciences and philosophy for national development and scientific advancement.The NIFS is engaged in basic, high caliber research focusing on 16 different thematic research areas under 6 research departments. The research carried out at the NIFS is also initiated as a response to burning national problems in Sri Lanka. Besides engaging in basic research, the NIFS popularizes science, especially among school children, trains postgraduate researchers in the country to prevent brain drain and disseminates scientific knowledge to the wider public.
33 Bandaranayake Memorial Ayurveda Research Institute Nawinna, Maharagama 0112896477 Ministry of Health Research and development institution of Traditional medicine
34 University of Sri Jayewardenepura University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka 0112802034
35 Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture Old Galaha Road, Peradeniya 0812386542
36 Gampaha Wickramarachchi University of Indigenous Medicine 0332222748
37 University of Ruhuna Wellamadama Complex, Matara, Srilanka 0718481683 Higher Education
38 Horticultural Crops Research and Development Institute P.O. Box 11, Gannoruwa Peradeniya 0812388011 Ministry of Agriculture The Horticultural Crops Research and Development Institute (HORDI) is the main research institute of the Department of Agriculture functioning under the Ministry of Agriculture and is responsible for research and development activities in vegetable and root and tuber crops. The major activities are focused on conducting research and development activities and assisting farmers in ensuring better plant health. In addition to that the major services offered by HORDI . They are:Analytical services of soil, plant, fertilizer, water, and food contaminants, Research in the development of adaptable varieties of vegetables, Research on nutrient management and pest and disease management, Consultation on planning and development,Pests & disease diagnostic services, Consultation on methods of minimizing post-harvest losses, agro-processing and food product development. Human resource development in horticulture through collaboration with national & international research & educational (universities, technical colleges, farm schools) organizations. HORDI has main separate two laboratories for Soil, plant, compost and chemical fertilizer analysis and pesticide residue and food contaminant analysis
39 Department of Agriculture P.O. Box 01, Peradeniya 0812388331 Ministry of Agriculture The Department of Agriculture (DOA) is the premier national institute responsible for conducting agricultural research and development activities. The DOA is functioning under the Ministry of Agriculture. The objective of the DOA function is to modernize agriculture while focusing on increased productivity through the development and introduction of high-yielding varieties and improved all food crop husbandry technologies. To fulfill this requirement DOA has 4 main research institutes .covering the major food crop sector. They are Rice Research and Development Institute (RRDI), Bathalagoda, Horticultural Crops Research, and Development Institute (HORDI), Gannoruwa, Field Crops Research, and Development Institute (FCRDI), Mahailluppallama, and Fruit Crops Research and Development Institute (FRDI), Horana. Each Research Institute has regional research Institutes covering all agro-ecological zones. Accordingly, HORDI has the Regional Research Institute (RARDC), Bandarawela, RARDC, Thelijjawila, Agriculture Research Station (ARS), Sita Eliya . FCRDI has three regional research centers, RARDC, Aralaganwila, RARDC, Kilinochchi and Grain Legume and Oil Crops Research Center (GLORDC), Angunakolapalassa. FRDI has one regional Research Institute which is the Sustainable Crops Research and Development Institute (SARDC). Every research Institutes and research center has soil and compost analysis laboratory.
40 China-Sri Lanka Joint Research and Demonstration Centre for Water Technology E.O.E. Pereira Mw, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka 0812058116 Ministry of water supply JRDC develops globally translatable solutions for regional water problems, by engaging diverse industrial, governmental, and community experts to apply the highest levels of science and engineering. We provide a range of services, such as research facilities, technology development, training, knowledge dissemination, and consultancy services, required in mobilizing towards a water-secure nation, in order to engage with and address evolving water challenges.
41 Coconut Research Institute of Sri Lanka 61150, Bandirippuwa Estate, Lunuwila, SriLanka. 0312255300 Ministry of Plantation Industries Coconut Research Institute of Sri Lanka (CRISL) is the world’s first research institute dedicated to research in coconut established in 1929. CRI conduct research related to the Coconut cultivation and processing.
42 Uva Wellassa University Passara road, Badulla, Sri Lanka 0552226400 Ministry of Higher Education Uva Wellassa University (UWU) is the first entrepreneurial university in Sri Lanka. It is intended to provide all students with essential skills and a broad general education, as well as the conceptual and methodological background and training needed to obtain practical solutions for adding value to Sri Lanka's national resource base. UWU has determined that research focused on adding value to the national resource base is critical in generating new knowledge, products, services, and processes that are critical for economic development.
43 Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka St. Coombs, Talawakelle 0522258201 Ministry of Plantation The Tea Research Institute (TRI), since its inception in 1925, has been the only national body in Sri Lanka for generating and disseminating new technologies related to tea cultivation and processing.
44 National Institute of Post Harvest Management (NIPHM) R & D Center, Jayanthi Mawatha, Anuradhapura 0253230000 Ministry of Agriculture The NIPHM functions as the Main Institution in Sri Lanka Engaged in Improving the Post Harvest Technology of Rice, Other Grains, Field Crops, fruits and vegetables, and spices. through Research, Training, Extension, Consultancy , Advisory and other development activities
45 Department of Export Agriculture 0812388651
46 South Eastern University of Sri Lanka 01, University Park, Oluvil. 32360 0773958387 Ministry of Higher Education
47 Sri Lanka Standards Institution No.17, Victoria Place, Elvitigala Mawatha, Colombo 08. 0112671567 Ministry of Technology Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) is the National Standards Body of Sri Lanka, established under the Bureau of Ceylon Standards Act No. 38 of 1964. The Institution functioned under the name of Bureau of Ceylon Standards until the Act was repealed and replaced by the Sri Lanka Standards Institution Act No. 6 of 1984. The Institution now functions under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Research and is governed by a Council appointed by the Minister in terms of the above Act.

SLSI by virtue of being the National Standards Body in Sri Lanka is a member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) which is based in Geneva. As members of the ISO, National standards Bodies exchange on reciprocal basis copies of their National standards and is responsible for disseminating information on standards, technical regulations and standards related activities to the community at national level.
48 Eastern University, Sri Lanka Vanthrumoolai, Chenkalady, Batticlaoa, Sri Lanka 0718497074 Higher Education
49 Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute No 114, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 07 0112698539 Ministry of Agriculture
50 Rajarata University of Sri Lanka Mihintale -50300, Sri Lanka 0252266643 Higher Education Rajarata University of Sri Lanka (RUSL) was established as the eleventh National University in Sri Lanka and was inaugurally opened on the 31st January 1996 as per the Gazette Notification 896/2 and the University act 16 of 1978. At its inception, four faculties, namely the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty of Management Studies, Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Applied Sciences were established and in the year 2006, the Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences was established as the fifth faculty of RUSL. Vision of RUSL is to be a centre of excellence in higher education and research. The mission of RUSL is to produce innovative intellectuals capable of taking challenges in the context of global development through the competencies developed from the academic programs, research and training of wide nature.
51 University of Vavuniya Pampaimadu, Vavuniya 0767559188 Higher education Northern Province Affiliated University College (NPAUC) was initiated in 1991. The Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna was established in 1997.In 2021 Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna has been promoted to a separate state University as University of Vavuniya, Sri Lanka.
52 National Science Foundation 47/5, Maitland Place, Colombo 07 0112696771 State Ministry of Education The National Science Foundation, mandated to serve and strengthen the Science and Technology sectors in Sri Lanka, performs its tasks in accordance with the functions setout in the enabling Science and Technology Development Act , No 11 of 1994 and its activities conform to the National Science & Technology Policy. Accordingly, the National Science Foundation facilitates research, development and innovation to create a knowledge economy. It also facilitates capacity building, infrastructure development, technology transfer, knowledge creation and sharing in all fields of science & technology to improve the quality of life of the people.
53 University of Colombo No:94 Kumaratunga Munidasa Mawatha, Colombo 007 0112586059 Higher Education The University of Colombo, founded in 1921, is Sri Lanka’s oldest Higher Education Institution. In keeping with its motto बुद्धिः शर्वत्र भ्रजते (Buddhi Sarvathra Bhrajate), translated from Sanskrit as “Wisdom Enlightens”, the University of Colombo continually strives to maintain academic excellence in all fields of study. The University is organized across 9 Faculties and 59 academic departments, along with 7 Institutes, a Campus, a School, and 20+ Centres & Units.
54 University of Peradeniya Peradeniya 0812388303 Higher Education The University of Peradeniya is the largest university in Sri Lanka. The university was officially opened on 20 April 1954 in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
55 Industrial Technology Institute (ITI) 363 Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07 0112379800 State Ministry of Digital Technology & Enterprise Development, Sri Lanka The Industrial Technology Institute is a wholly owned institute of the Government of Sri Lanka and functions under the jurisdiction of the State Ministry of Digital Technology and Enterprise Development. A statutory board incorporated on the 1st April 1998, under the Science and Technology Dev
56 University of Kelaniya Kelaniya 0112903903 The University of Kelaniya has its origin in the historic Vidyalankara Pirivena, founded in 1875 as a centre of learning for Buddhist monks. It was one of the two great national centres of traditional higher learning, heralding the first phase of the national movement and national resurgence.