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Rice Research Station - Paranthan

Rice Research Station (RRS) was established at the strategic location, A9 Road Paranthan in the Kilinochchi district in 1971. The mandate of the station is to cater the research needs of the rice cultivation in the Northern region especially in the Kilinochchi, Jaffna and Mullaitivu districts and to develop new red pericarp varieties and to introduce new rice technologies to increase productivity. The station also has other responsibilities such as conducting National Coordinated trials and finding solution to field problems of rice farmers in the region


  • Establishment of more effective rice system in North
  • Generate technologies related to new improved rice to increase production
  • To introduce appropriate land use classification of rice lands especially cultivable lands in the region
  • Quality seed production


  • Crop Improvement Division
  • Agronomy Division
  • Plant Protection Division
  • Soil & Water management Division

Research & Publications

Induced genetic variability and character association in Plantago ovata Forsk…



Somasuntharam Sivaneson
Assistant Director of Agriculture (Research)

Address : Rice Research Station,A9 Road, Paranthan,Sri Lanka

Email : riceparanthan@yahoo.com

Telephone :  +94 212 280256

Fax : +94 212 280256

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