Gaminie Abeywickrama
Additional Director

Grain Legume and Oil Crops Research and Development Centre (GLORDC) is located in DL1b agro-ecological zone of Southern Dry zone in Sri Lanka. The Centre is functioning under Field Crops Research and Development Institute, Maha-illuppallama. The Research and Development programs of the center mainly focus on two main crop groups; Grain Legume and Oil Crops while fruits and vegetable programs are also undertaken considering their regional importance. GLORDC is working with our satellite Agriculture Research Station at Weerawila which is located in DL5 agro-ecological region, the programs are planned based on both national and regional needs in the thematic areas of Crop Improvement, Agronomy, Plant Protection, Soil Science, Water Management, Food Science and Plant Biotechnology to achieve following objectives.

Objectives:

  • Development of improved high yielding Oil Seed crops and Grain Legumes adaptable to irrigated and rainfed environments of Dry Zone of Sri Lanka.
  • Development of plant protection strategies to minimize crop losses due to insect pest, diseases and weeds.
  • Development of improved agronomic practices to raise crop and land production while reducing the cost of production
  • Development of improved soil and water management and conservation methods for the Dry Zone crop growing environment
  • Testing of adaptability of new improved varieties and technologies.
  • Development of technologies to minimize the post-harvest losses and value addition of Grain Legumes and Oil Crops (GLOCs)
  • Varietal improvement and development of agronomic packages for regionally important fruits and vegetables grown in Dry Zone of Sri-Lanka.


History:

This centre was established by River Valley Development Board (RVDB) for Cotton Research and Development activities in 1969. In 1977, the centre was handed-over to the Department of Agriculture and named as Regional Agriculture Research and Development Centre (RARDC).With the restructuring of DOA in 2001, the centre was renamed as Grain Legume and Oil Crops Research and Development Centre for carrying out efficient and intensive research and development work on Grain Legumes and Oil crops. Since then the centre innovate and develop technologies on crop husbandry in Grain Legumes, Oil seed crops and regionally important fruit and vegetables along with development of farming systems and transfer of technologies to enhance agricultural productivity in the country.

Vision:

Achieve national prosperity through excellence in Grain Legume and Oil Seed Crops.


Mission:

Be the national centre for achieving economic re-vitalization of the farmers in the Grain Legume and Oil Seed Crops sector and to assure national food security through generation, development and dissemination of technology necessary for priority Grain Legume and Oil Seed Crops to cater to sustainable and comparative field crops production in Sri Lanka.

The mandate of Grain Legume and Oil Crops Research and Development Centre (GLORDC), Angunakolapelessa is to generate new varieties and technologies on Grain Legume and Oil crops, to take initiative steps to popularize the varieties and to disseminate technologies to all the stake holders.

Services offered;

  • Production and supplying breeder seeds and basic planting material of released varieties of OFCs, Vegetables and Fruits.
  • Soil testing and recommending site specific fertilizer application.
  • Collection and providing meteorological data.
  • Consultation on pest / disease control and diagnostic services.
  • Dissemination of technology generated through research to the field officers, farmers and other interested groups through training, demonstration and field days
Gaminie Abeywickrama
Additional Director
OIC, PQS, Rajapaksha International Airport, Mattala
Email : gaminieaw@gmail.com
add.glordc@doa.gov.lk
Phone: 0094472228336 (Office)
0094472228204 (Fax)
0094718181717 (Mobile)


D.Weerasekara
Principal Agriculture Scientist
Plant Breeding (GL&OC)

Email : weeratangalle@yahoo.com
Phone: 0094718082943

D.A. Shirani
Principal Agriculture Scientist
Agronomy (GL&OC)

Email : shirani_da@yahoo.com
Phone : 0094719242582


U. A. J. Ratnayake
Principal Agriculture Scientist
Soil Science (GL&OC)

Email : udaya.ratnayake2015@gmail.com
Phone : 0094714422748

D.P.P.Liyanage
Deputy Director (Research)

Email : deepanippl@yahoo.com
Phone : 0094714470194
0094473627955

Mahesh Tiran Gunasena
ADA (Research), Plant Pathology

Email : mahesh.gunasena@gmail.com
Phone : 0094718273022

Dr. Diddugodage Chamila Jeewani
ADA (Research), Plant Breeding / Oil Seeds

Email : jeewanididdugoda@yahoo.com
Phone : 0094714454114

W.A. Wijithwarna
ADA (Research) Plant Breeding / Fruit Crops

Email : wijithaagric@yahoo.com
Phone : 0094715343086
0094759343086

S.T.Munasinghe
ADA (Research) Soil Science

Email : munasinghethilak4@gmail.com
Phone : 0094714476772
0094472228336

E.K.Erandi Chinthani Nayana
ADA (Research) Plant Breeding / Grain Legume

Email : erandicnayana@yahoo.com
Phone: 0094718462231

B.N.Samaranayake
ADA (Research) Plant Breeding / Grain Legume

Email : bsnalin@gmail.com
Phone : 0094714492725

W.M.Niluka D. Gunathilaka
ADA (Research) Agronomy

Email : nilukagdilhani@gmail.com
Phone: 0094718061401

I.R.Liayanage
ADA (Research) Food Technology

Email : ishani.rathnayaka@gmail.com
Phone : 0094714948898

I.C.Sarojini Edirimanna
ADA (Research) Agronomy

Email : edirimannaics@gmail.com
Phone : 0094702132997

J.W. Lakmali Surangi
Development Officer

Email : lakmalisurangi385@gmail.com
Phone : 0094705556923

S. G. U. Chanaki
Development Officer

Email : umeshacg@gmail.com
Phone : 0094718509028

I.M.H.N. Prasad
Farm Manager / AI

Email : prasadaguna@gmail.com
Phone : 0094718424948

N.H.R. Premalal
Research Assistant

Phone :0094714801473

S. Chandana
Research Assistant

Phone : 0094714801473

M. M. U De Silva
Research Assistant

Email : manujaudayanga@ymail.com
Phone : 0094783589845

Gayani Wijesinghe
Research Assistant

Email : gayaniwejesinghe@gmail.com
Phone : 0094711837240

D.G.M. Sewwandi
Research Assistant

Email : dgmsewwandi.123@gmail.com
Phone : 0094713864664
0094472228336

K.D Nandasena
Research Assistant

Email : kdnandasena@gmail.com
Phone : 0094718216245

K. D. C. D. Priyadarshani
Research Assistant

Email : priyadarshanidil@gmail.com
Phone : 0094711213412

M.V.P.Jayasundara
Research Assistant

Email : jvindi2@gmail.com
Phone : 0094717104255

Tharaka Sanduni Hewavitharana
Research Assistant

Email : tharakasanduni92@gmail.com
Phone : 0094713255866

Chathurika Sulani Mapitiya Gamage
Research Assistant

Email : chathugamage9119@gmail.com
Phone : 0094710379447

A.C Vidanapathirana
Research Assistant

Email : av10678@gmail.com
Phone : 0094775123549

W.V.M.N Vithanage
Agriculture Instructor

Email : Vindivithanage@gmail.com
Phone: 0094713731003

D.L.C.A.K Weerasinghe
Agriculture Instructor

Email :amanda92kumariweerasinghe@gmail.com
Phone:0094703408094

Nalaka Priyadarshana Kumarage
Technical Assistant

Email : nalakadoa@gmail.com
Phone : 0094719872050

E.S. Sunil
Research Sub Assistants

Phone: 0094718058927

R.W.Puspakumara
Research Sub Assistants

Phone: 00947144544858

T.V.K.D.V. Amaraweera
Administrative Officer

Email : dahamvishwajith@gmail.com
Phone : 0094713734624

H.A. Samaranayake
Chief Public Management Assistant

Phone : 0094718082526





Gaminie Abeywickrama
Additional Director
Phone : 0094718181717
Email : gaminieaw@gmail.com
add.glordc@doa.gov.lk
Grain Legume and Oil Crops Research
and Development Center
Department of Agriculture
Angunakolapelessa
Email:
glordcank@gmail.com
glordc@doa.gov.lk

Office: 0094472228336
Additional Director: 0094472228204




Fax: 0094472228204