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Rice Research Station - Ambalanthota

Rice Research Station (RRS), Ambalantota is one of a satellite station under the purview of Rice Research and Development Institute, Batalagoda. The station is located in Southern province of Hambantota district in Sri Lanka. Being situated in the dry zone (DL 5) of the country its prime objectives are to develop improved red-pericarp, salinity tolerant, short age and high yielding rice varieties with improved grain quality attributes. The station also responsible for developing related technologies to improve productivity especially in low country dry zone areas and producing of breeder seeds of recommended “At” rice varieties.

The station was established in 1927 at Thissamaharama. In 1942 it was shifted to Ambalantota to carry out paddy research programme. It has a long history in rice breeding since 1954 and it could release 14 promising rice varieties to the nation by now…

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Technologies

  • Released high yielding red pericarp long medium grain type quality rice variety; At 313 for general cultivation in 2021
  • Released red pericarp aromatic long slender grain type rice variety, At 311 (Niroga) fo island wide cultivation in 2015
  • Released quality rice, fine grain aromatic samba variety; At 373 (Ambalantota Suwanda Samba) for general cultivation in 2014.
  • Released long medium grain type aromatic rice variety At 309 for rice based product especially for biscuit production in 2013
  •  Sausages were developed with sprouted low amylose rice varieties Sprouted low amylose rice with acceptable sensory attributes.
  • High nutritional dry soup mix had successfully was developed by using sprouted mung bean and brown rice

Technologies

  • Released high yielding red pericarp long medium grain type quality rice variety; At 313 for general cultivation in 2021
  • Released red pericarp aromatic long slender grain type rice variety, At 311 (Niroga) fo island wide cultivation in 2015
  • Released quality rice, fine grain aromatic samba variety; At 373 (Ambalantota Suwanda Samba) for general cultivation in 2014.
  • Released long medium grain type aromatic rice variety At 309 for rice based product especially for biscuit production in 2013
  •  Sausages were developed with sprouted low amylose rice varieties Sprouted low amylose rice with acceptable sensory attributes.
  • High nutritional dry soup mix had successfully was developed by using sprouted mung bean and brown rice

Services

  • Provision of breeder seeds for national seed paddy production programme
  • Provision of paddy seeds to farmers
  • Delivering information on rice varieties, agronomic practices and weed management
  • Delivering information on newly released technologies
  • Provision of training in-situ and ex –situ
  • Address and solve the current issue in paddy cultivation
  • Evaluation of grain quality parameters of rice samples from other institutions (Private company’s millers and farmers)
  • Training and supervision of undergraduate students, Students from agriculture schools and technical colleges and universities
  • Conducting trainings for officers, farmers and school children

Divisions

  • Plant Breeding Division
  • Grain quality Division
  • Agronomy Division
  • Plant protection Division

Research & Publications

Rice, one of the mostly consumed foods in the world and the Sri Lankan’s staple provides energy mainly through carbohydrate.  Grain starch/ carbohydrates play a major role in determining sensory, cooking and nutraceutical attributes of rice varieties

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Services

  • Provision of breeder seeds for national seed paddy production programme
  • Provision of paddy seeds to farmers
  • Delivering information on rice varieties, agronomic practices and weed management
  • Delivering information on newly released technologies
  • Provision of training in-situ and ex –situ
  • Address and solve the current issue in paddy cultivation
  • Evaluation of grain quality parameters of rice samples from other institutions (Private company’s millers and farmers)
  • Training and supervision of undergraduate students, Students from agriculture schools and technical colleges and universities
  • Conducting trainings for officers, farmers and school children

Divisions

  • Plant Breeding Division
  • Grain quality Division
  • Agronomy Division
  • Plant protection Division

Research & Publications

Rice, one of the mostly consumed foods in the world and the Sri Lankan’s staple provides energy mainly through carbohydrate.  Grain starch/ carbohydrates play a major role in determining sensory, cooking and nutraceutical attributes of rice varieties

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Staff

Ms. M.H.U.Siriwardana
Deputy Director (Research
Ms. D.P.P. Liyanage
Assistant Director of Agriculture(Research)
Mr. S.T. Munasinghe
Assistant Director of Agriculture(Research)

Address : Rice Research Station, Ambalantota, Sri Lanka

Email : atriceresearch@gmail.com

Telephone : +94 472 223228

Fax : +94   472 223228

Open : Mon to Fri – 8.30am to 4.15pm (Saturday & Sunday Closed)