Research Managers
 
Deaprtments
   
 
   
Major Research & Extension Projects
 
Genetics and Plant Breeding | Plant Science | Plant Pathology & Microbiology | Soils & Plant Nutrition | Polymer Chemistry | Biochemistry & Physiology | Raw Rubber & Chemical Analysis | Rubber Technology & Development | Raw Rubber Process Development & Chemical Engineering | Advisory Services | Biometry | Adaptive Research
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Raw Rubber Process Development & Chemical Engineering Department
 
Mechanization of crepe rubber manufacturing process
The objectives are to minimize labour dependency and to improve quality consistency in crepe rubber manufacture
Susantha Siriwardena, P  H  Sarath Kumara
Use of alternative energy sources for drying of rubber
To identify the potential alternative energy sources for drying rubber to reduce cost and drying period
Susantha Siriwardena, U  N  Ratnayake
Quality improvement of latex
Quality variation of latex with time is studied to find ways to upgrade poor quality centrifuged latex
P  H  Sarath Kumara, U  N  Ratnayake, Susantha Siriwardane

Effluent treatment technology

To implement RRISL developed systems for raw rubber factories and for other allied industriesTo implement RRISL developed systems for raw rubber factories and for other allied industries
Gamini Seneviratne, U  N  Ratnayake, Susantha Siriwardane
Rubber toughened polypropylene nanocomposites based on layered silicates
The effect of different rubbers and their concentration on PP-clay nanocomposite (PPCN) structures are studied to investigate the toughening effect of rubbers on PPCN and to find out the most suitable impact modifier for PPCN
U N Ratnayake, Susantha Siriwardene
 
 
Advisory Services Department
 
Skill development of Latex Extraction Assistants and Officers in the smallholder sector
Upgrading the knowledge and skill levels of Latex Extraction Assistants and Officers (rubber tappers) is the main objective of this project
A Dissanayake, A H Kularatne, D D Dasanayake, L P L Gunarathna, P K S Gunaratne
Establishment of model rubber holdings and processing centers in REOO ranges
To conduct persuasive extension and advisory programs to provide a holistic farm development package to rubber growers aimed at increasing productivity and income from their rubber lands
A  Dissanayake, A H Kularatne, D D  Dasanayake, L P L  Gunarathna, P K S  Gunaratne
Quality improvement of RSS produced in the smallholder sector
The intended objective is to improve the product quality of RSS produced in the small holder sector to obtain maximum economic returns
A  Dissanayake, A H  Kularatne, D D  Dasanayake, L P L  Gunarathna, P K S  Gunaratne
Training and awareness raising on recommended technologies for productivity improvement
To identify and solve adoption problems of technologies and institutional needs of rubber smallholders through diagnostic extension programs
A Dissanayake, A H Kularatne, D D Dasanayake, L P L Gunarathna, P K S Gunaratne
Short term measures for increasing smallholder productivity in the mature phase
Improvement of productivity of rubber smallholders in the short run by introducing rain guard fixing techniques and promoting fertilizer usage in the mature phase
A Dissanayake, A H Kularatne, D D Dasanayake, L P L Gunarathna, P K S Gunaratne