FCRDI Divisions [Ongoing Page] – Entomology Division – Sinhala


මෙම  වෙබ් පිටුව සැකසෙමින් පවතී…

එතෙක් මෙහි ඉංග්‍රීසි බසින් ඇති වෙබ් පිටුව වෙත පහත සබැදිය මගින් යොමු වන්න.


Entomology Division

Mandate of the division

To develop environmentally sound and effective pest management strategies to reduce yield losses cause by insect pests, mites and plant parasitic nematodes in other field crops.


  • Conducting training and awareness programs on pest management practices of field crops.
  • Field investigations upon request by farmers or other stake holders to give recommendations on different field problems related to pest management.
  • Technology dissemination through media and other campaigns like exhibitions.
  • Evaluation of exotic OFC varieties for major pests.


  • Integrated pest management packages for field crops (chilli, onion, maize and grain legumes).
  • Pest resistant/tolerant varieties for major pests in field crops.
  • Insecticides recommendations for major pests in Field crops.

Research Areas

  • Identification of resistant/tolerant germplasm against pests.
  • Development of a weather-based pest forecasting models.
  • Testing of insecticides/plant extracts/botanicals for major pests in OFC.
  • Development of cultural/mechanical pest management strategies against major pests.
  • Evaluation of exotic hybrids for pests.
  • Development of integrated pest management packages.

Officers of the Division

Ms. K. N. C. Gunewardena
Director and Principle Agriculture Scientist - Entomology
Ms. M. A. R. A. Mandanayake
Assistant Director of Agriculture (Research) - Entomology