Regional Agriculture Research & Development Centre – Aralaganwila

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Regional Agriculture Research & Development Centre - Aralaganwila​

The Regional Agriculture Research and Development Centre, Aralaganwila was established in 1982 to serve the research needs for the agricultural development of Mahaweli system B. With the restructuring of the department of agriculture in 1993, this centre was brought under Field Crop Research and Development Institute, Mahailupallama and given the responsibility to work on research and development of field crops.
  • Present mandated areas are Polonnaruwa, Ampara, Batticaloa and Trincomalee, Interprovincial areas of Hasalaka, Mahiyangana & Mahaweli System B, C, D, G
  • This Centre is working with regional Improvement crops the rice, fruits, vegetables in addition to the giving mandate corps.
  • also, This station act as the agriculture-related training provides to officer, training school children in the region.

FCRDI Sub Units

Regional Agriculture Research & Development Centre - Aralaganwila​

The Regional Agriculture Research and Development Centre, Aralaganwila was established in 1982 to serve the research needs for the agricultural development of Mahaweli system B. With the restructuring of the department of agriculture in 1993, this centre was brought under Field Crop Research and Development Institute, Mahailupallama and given the responsibility to work on research and development of field crops.

  • Present mandated areas are Polonnaruwa, Ampara, Batticaloa and Trincomalee, Interprovincial areas of Hasalaka, Mahiyangana & Mahaweli System B, C, D, G
  • This Centre is working with regional Improvement crops the rice, fruits, vegetables in addition to the giving mandate corps.
  • also, This station act as the agriculture-related training provides to officer, training school children in the region.

Vision

Improve productivity and profitability through excellence in the Field crops, Fruits, paddy and Non conventional Vegetables.

Mission


Generation and facilitation the dissemination of technology for problems identified in the regional as well as the national level

Division


  • Plant Breeding
  • Horticulture 
  • Soil Science
  • Agronomy
  • Water Management
  • Entomology
  • Pathology
  • Rice Research & Weed Science

Objectives

  • Development of improved varieties of high yielding improved varieties of other field crops, dry zone vegetables and fruits suitable for irrigated and rainfed conditions with pest, disease and drought resistance quality.
  • Development of plant protection strategies to minimize crop losses due to pest and diseases
  • Development of improved agronomic practices to reduce the cost of production, to increase the productivity of agricultural lands and crops.
  • Testing the adaptability of new improved varieties and technologies.
  • Developing Improved soil and water conservation methods and soil fertility management practices.

Services

This staion is mainly coverd mahaweli system B,C,G, Medirigiriya, Polonnaruwa Inter provincial Area & Eastern province (Trincomalee, Baticaloa & Ampara) Only the main centre. Serves for eastern region untill the fully development  of regional Agriculture Research and Development Centre Karadiyanaru. Good place to study on farm and off farm research on water management & changing climatic conditions.

  1. Relisting varieties which perform under DL 2b, agro ecological and collaborate to select best perform varieties of other filed crops and rice.
  2. Main Research ventre of the reginal soil testing for site specific fertilizer recommendation. 
  3. Contribution  to solve the technical problems of the region and coordination with other main stations.
  4. Through regional testing, contribute to regional recommendations specially under NCB Soil conditions

Sub Unit


 
 
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Our Staff

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Head of the RARDC Aralaganwila
Mr. W.A. Wijithawarna

Deputy Director (Research)

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Head of the RARDC Aralaganwila
Mr. W.A. Wijithawarna

Deputy Director (Research)

Ms H.M.C.Hitinayaka
Assistant Director of Agriculture (Research)
Mr K.G.D.S.Bandara
Assistant Director of Agriculture (Research)
Ms R.M.R.N. Rathnayakea
Public Management Assistant (Ado)
Mr H.A.P. Jayalath
Research Assistant
Ms M.D.I. Gunathilake
Research Assistant
Ms W.A.D.S. Abesekara
Research Assistant
Ms D.M. Anula Dasanayake
Public Management Assistant
Ms R.D. Erangi Ranepura
Public Management Assistant
Mr S.G. Nimal Rathnasiri
Public Management Assistant
Ms J.M. Sandamali
Public Management Assistant
Mr H.T.R.Madushanka
ICT Assistant
Mr D.D. Nuwan Kumara
Research Assistant
Ms R.A. Kulathilaka
Research Assistant
Mr K.M.D. Madushanka
Research Assistant
Mr W.M.S.S. Wijesundara
Agriculture Instructor (FM)
Ms D.M. Dilini Dissanayake
Technical Assistant
Mr W.W.A.A. Kumara
Technical Assistant
Mr U.H.G.A.S.Wijesinha
Technical Assistant
Ms K.G.N.M. Kosgolla
Technical Assistant
Mr. R.W.G.L.Wijesiri
Driver
Mr.Y.K.A.Pushpakumara
Driver
Mr W.Y.A.M.Wijesinha
Driver
Mr. K.A.Romesh Sampatho
Driver
Mr. J.A.S.P.Jayakodi
Driver
Mr.R.M.P. Abeywansha
Office Assistant
Ms Y.K.V.J.J.Manike
Research Sub Assistant
Ms. U.W.N.Priyadarshani
Research Sub Assistant

Technical Division

Mr. Nuwan Kumara
Research Assistant

Supporting staff:      
  • Mr. W.W.A.A.Kumara / Technical Assistant
Current Research Programme 1Groundnut variety improvement for
  • high yielding, medium duration with red testa
  • medium duration and large seeded
  • small seeded with red testa
  • high yielding, short duration groundnut varieties having better farmer preference
  • high yielding, medium duration and large seeded groundnut lines for
2.  Breeders seed production of groundnut varieties
3. Multiplication of groundnut varieties and promising groundnut lines.
4. Gerrmplasm evaluation of heat tolerant wheat accessions
Research interests
  • Development of high yielding(>3000 kg/ha), different age groups (3 months, 3.5 months, 4 months), different seed size (small, medium and large), pest, disease and drought tolerant groundnut varieties through breeding and selection program
  • Molecular breeding
  • Development of wheat lines/varieties suitable for Sri Lanka

Ms. W.A.D.S Abesekara
Research Assistant

Supporting staff:      
  • Ms K.G.N.M. Kosgolla/Technical Assistant

Current Research Programme 1Groundnut variety improvement for

  • high yielding, medium duration with red testa
  • medium duration and large seeded
  • small seeded with red testa
  • high yielding, short duration groundnut varieties having better farmer preference
  • high yielding, medium duration and large seeded groundnut lines for

2.  Breeders seed production of groundnut varieties

3. Multiplication of groundnut varieties and promising groundnut lines.
4. Gerrmplasm evaluation of heat tolerant wheat accessions
Research interests
  • Development of high yielding(>3000 kg/ha), different age groups (3 months, 3.5 months, 4 months), different seed size (small, medium and large), pest, disease and drought tolerant groundnut varieties through breeding and selection program
  • Molecular breeding
  • Development of wheat lines/varieties suitable for Sri Lanka

Mr. H.A.P.Jayalath
Research Assistant

Supporting staff:      
  •  
Current Research Programme 1Groundnut variety improvement for
  • high yielding, medium duration with red testa
  • medium duration and large seeded
  • small seeded with red testa
  • high yielding, short duration groundnut varieties having better farmer preference
  • high yielding, medium duration and large seeded groundnut lines for

2.  Breeders seed production of groundnut varieties

3. Multiplication of groundnut varieties and promising groundnut lines.
4. Gerrmplasm evaluation of heat tolerant wheat accessions
Research interests
  • Development of high yielding(>3000 kg/ha), different age groups (3 months, 3.5 months, 4 months), different seed size (small, medium and large), pest, disease and drought tolerant groundnut varieties through breeding and selection program
  • Molecular breeding
  • Development of wheat lines/varieties suitable for Sri Lanka

Mr.K.M.D.Madushanka
Research Assistant

Supporting staff:      
  • G. Wijesinghe/Research Assistant
  • R.W. Pushpakumara/Research sub Assistant
Current Research Programme 1Groundnut variety improvement for
  • high yielding, medium duration with red testa
  • medium duration and large seeded
  • small seeded with red testa
  • high yielding, short duration groundnut varieties having better farmer preference
  • high yielding, medium duration and large seeded groundnut lines for
2.  Breeders seed production of groundnut varieties
3. Multiplication of groundnut varieties and promising groundnut lines.
4. Gerrmplasm evaluation of heat tolerant wheat accessions
Research interests
  • Development of high yielding(>3000 kg/ha), different age groups (3 months, 3.5 months, 4 months), different seed size (small, medium and large), pest, disease and drought tolerant groundnut varieties through breeding and selection program
  • Molecular breeding
  • Development of wheat lines/varieties suitable for Sri Lanka

Ms. M.D.I.Gunathilaka
Research Assistant

Supporting staff:      
  •  
Current Research Programme 1Groundnut variety improvement for
  • high yielding, medium duration with red testa
  • medium duration and large seeded
  • small seeded with red testa
  • high yielding, short duration groundnut varieties having better farmer preference
  • high yielding, medium duration and large seeded groundnut lines for

2.  Breeders seed production of groundnut varieties

3. Multiplication of groundnut varieties and promising groundnut lines.
4. Gerrmplasm evaluation of heat tolerant wheat accessions
Research interests
  • Development of high yielding(>3000 kg/ha), different age groups (3 months, 3.5 months, 4 months), different seed size (small, medium and large), pest, disease and drought tolerant groundnut varieties through breeding and selection program
  • Molecular breeding
  • Development of wheat lines/varieties suitable for Sri Lanka

Ms. R.A.Kulathilaka
Research Assistant

Supporting staff:      
  • G. Wijesinghe/Research Assistant
  • R.W. Pushpakumara/Research sub Assistant
Current Research Programme 1Groundnut variety improvement for
  • high yielding, medium duration with red testa
  • medium duration and large seeded
  • small seeded with red testa
  • high yielding, short duration groundnut varieties having better farmer preference
  • high yielding, medium duration and large seeded groundnut lines for
2.  Breeders seed production of groundnut varieties
3. Multiplication of groundnut varieties and promising groundnut lines.
4. Gerrmplasm evaluation of heat tolerant wheat accessions
Research interests
  • Development of high yielding(>3000 kg/ha), different age groups (3 months, 3.5 months, 4 months), different seed size (small, medium and large), pest, disease and drought tolerant groundnut varieties through breeding and selection program
  • Molecular breeding
  • Development of wheat lines/varieties suitable for Sri Lanka

Mr. Nuwan Kumara

Supporting staff:      
  • G. Wijesinghe/Research Assistant
  • R.W. Pushpakumara/Research sub Assistant
Current Research Programme 1Groundnut variety improvement for
  • high yielding, medium duration with red testa
  • medium duration and large seeded
  • small seeded with red testa
  • high yielding, short duration groundnut varieties having better farmer preference
  • high yielding, medium duration and large seeded groundnut lines for

2.  Breeders seed production of groundnut varieties

3. Multiplication of groundnut varieties and promising groundnut lines.
4. Gerrmplasm evaluation of heat tolerant wheat accessions
Research interests
  • Development of high yielding(>3000 kg/ha), different age groups (3 months, 3.5 months, 4 months), different seed size (small, medium and large), pest, disease and drought tolerant groundnut varieties through breeding and selection program
  • Molecular breeding
  • Development of wheat lines/varieties suitable for Sri Lanka

Field Crops

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Address

Regional Agriculture Research Development Centre, Department of Agriculture,Aralaganwila, Sri Lanka

Phone

 +94 275 671054

Fax

 +94 275 671054

Email

rardcaralaganwila@yahoo.com

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