Coconut Processing Research Division

To be the center for research and technology innovation to increase income from the coconut industry through diversification and value addition.

Mission

Generate knowledge and technology to develop value added products from coconut by minimizing wastage at various production processes

Research Division

Agronomy Division

Crop Protection Division

Economics & Agribusiness

Genetics & Plant Breeding Division

Plant Physiology Division

Coconut Processing Research Division

Soils and Plant Nutrition Division

Tissue Culture Division

Technology Transfer Division

Current Research

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Extra VCO production through fermentation
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Development of value added coconut butter from coconut kernel
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Concentration of protein and production of Spread cheese from Coconut Skimmed Milk
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Development of an edible food wrap from coconut protein isolates
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Improvements for the coconut paring oil production process
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Development of low GI food from defatted coconut flour and defatted coconut testa flour
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Determination of the effect of virgin coconut oil in ameliorating Type 2 diabetes in human.
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Determination of the efficacy of adjunctive extra virgin coconut oil/ coconut products used in people with mild cognitive impairment and mild to severe Alzheimer’s disease
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Anti-diabetic and anti oxidative potentials of partially-defatted coconut parings of indigenous coconut varieties
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Determination of the effect of fresh ground coconut kernel to reduce domestic wastage and study on health benefits of creamed coconut
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Development of a technology for manufacturing cushion/mattress using waste coir fiber
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Quality Improvement of Gloves and Rubber Boots by using Coconut Husk Products
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Fabrication of a dryer for drying coir pith

Milestones

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Commercialization of dry processing of virgin coconut oil
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Development of de-fatted coconut flour production technology
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Developed coconut sap collection device to collect fresh coconut sap
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Developed a drying system based on flash drying mechanism to dry coir pith
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Development of dry coconut paste to minimize coconut wastage at domestic level and to utilize the whole kernel for consumption.
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Improvement to copra drying process to produce high quality copra
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Technology for manufacture coconut water vinegar.

Staff

Research

Dr (Ms.) L L W C Yalegama

Head

Ms. H P D T Hewapathirana

Research Officer

Ms. J A K M Fernando

Chemical Engineer

Technical (Research)

Mr. G.R.A. Dharmasena

Experimental Officer

Mr. S S Rajapakshe

Experimental Officer

Ms. T M S G Weerasinghe

Technical Officer

Miss. M.I. Senarathna

Technical Officer

Ms.A.M.L. Silva

Technical Officer

Mr. J.A.D. Madushanka

Technical Officer

Ms. C.A.T.D Chandrapeli,

Technical Officer

Mr. D.W.L. Lilruksha

Technical Officer

Non Research

Ms. S H K G Kusumsiri

Lab and Field Assistant

Ms. D.C.S. Sandamali

Lab and Field Assistant

Mr. N A C Udayasiri

Lab and Field Assistant

Mr. H D.J.K Jayasekara

Lab and Field Assistant

Mr. A.A.C Dammika

Senior Lab & Field Attendant

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