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Coconut Research Institute

Welcome to the Coconut Research Institute of Sri Lanka

Coconut Research Institute of Sri Lanka (CRISL) is the world’s first research institute dedicated to research in coconut established in 1929. It has a team of dynamic, enthusiastic and innovative scientists, qualified technical staff, and modern analytical facilities to support research and development. Besides engaging in research, CRISL disseminates the knowledge in all aspects of coconut to the stakeholders of the industry. The Institute promotes collaborative research with other international and National Institutes and Private Sector Organizations. The Institute has eleven Research Divisions and five Service Divisions.

Vision

To be the centre of excellence in coconut research, technology development and technology transfer in the region.

Mission

Generate knowledge and technology through excellence in research towards increasing productivity and profitability of coconut.

Institute

The Coconut Research Institute has a team of dynamic, enthusiastic and innovative scientists, qualified technical staff, and material resources and modern analytical facilities to support its research development. The Institute promotes collaborative research with other National Institutes and Private Sector Organizations. The Institute has eleven Research Divisions and five Service Divisions.

Latest News & Events

Apr 09 2024

Appointments had been awarded to new recruits at the Coconut Research Institute.

Mar 15 2024

Training program on fresh coconut oil production technology -2024

Mar 15 2024

𝐌𝐫. 𝐀𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐡𝐚 𝐑𝐨𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐨 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐝𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐮𝐭 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡 𝐁𝐨𝐚𝐫𝐝

Feb 27 2024

Application Form of Certificate Course in Coconut Cultivation and Value Added Coconut Products -2024

Jan 31 2024

Certificate Course in Coconut Cultivation and Value Added Coconut Products -2024

Jan 04 2024

Caution: Beware of counterfeit coconut fertilizers and insecticide products.

Dec 06 2023

One day training program on entrepreneurship in producing quality coconut treacle – 2023

Sep 06 2023

Training program on King Coconut processing and King Coconut water / Coconut water bottling technology for export – 2023

Sep 04 2023

Certificate Course in Coconut Cultivation and Value Added Coconut Products – 2023

Aug 22 2023

BestWeb.lk 2023 𝗖𝗼𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘂𝘁 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘁𝘂𝘁𝗲 𝗦𝗿𝗶 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗸𝗮 (𝗰𝗿𝗶.𝗴𝗼𝘃.𝗹𝗸) is proudly awarded with the Silver award

Jun 06 2023

Certificate Course in Coconut Cultivation and Value Added Coconut Products – 2023

Apr 11 2023

Training program on king coconut water/ coconut water bottling technology – 2023

Mar 28 2023

Worker training program for Toddy Tapping Industry – 2023

Mar 28 2023

Training Program on Virgin Coconut Oil Production Technology -2023

Mar 24 2023

Certificate Course in Coconut Cultivation and Value Added Coconut Products -2023

Dec 05 2022

Coconut Research Institute Has won a Gold Award

Nov 02 2022

Mr. Malraj Peiris takes over his duties as the new chairman of the Coconut Research Board

Sep 09 2022

International Coconut Day Celebration 2022

Jun 10 2022

Green Nation Home Gardening Mission/ World Environment Day-2022

Nov 19 2021

CRI-ICC International Certificate Course for Coconut Development Officers 2021

Sep 28 2021

Raising Coconut as the Major Export Crop of the Country within the Next Two Years

Subharathi Radio program on different aspects of coconut industry

Coconut Research Institute of Sri Lanka recently launched an extensive media campaign on disseminating research outputs and technology on coconut cultivation and value addition. Live discussions on different aspects of coconut industry are broadcasted weekly on every Tuesday at 7 am on Sri Lanka Broadcasting Cooperation’s Swadeshiya Sevaya “Subharathie discussion forum. You can listen to previous “Subharathi” programs here

Our Research Divisions

Agronomy Division

Increase the productivity of coconut lands on a sustainable basis and the profitability of coconut farming through the development of appropriate technologies.

Crop Protection Division

Synthesize and supply of pheromone vials for the control of Red Weevil

Economics & Agribusiness Division

Generation of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management knowledge to meet the challengers of the coconut industry.

Genetics & Plant Breeding

Develop and supply coconut growers with cultivars capable of producing higher yields with greater tolerance to biotic an abiotic stresses

Plant Physiology Division

Introduce new technologies and provide technical guidance and information to stakeholders.

Coconut Processing Research Division

The mission of the Coconut Processing Research Division is to increase the income from coconut by improving the quality of the coconut products.

Soils & Plant Nutrition Division

Develop cost effective technology for the maintenance of nutrient status of coconut palms and other associated crops by the application of inorganic and organic fertilizer.

Tissue Culture Division

Supply of embryo-cultured Dikiri coconut plants to growers at a nominal rate.

Technology Transfer Division

Build an effective interaction among stockholders, researchers and extension personnel in order to facilitate the development.

Library

Support achieving the institutional goals by providing an effective.

Research Innovations

Toddy Sap Powder
Coconut Butter
Coco Cheese
Coconut Based Food Wrap
Caterpillar Parasitoids
Gel Pheromone
Bio-Mite
Coir Cushion & Mattress
Eco Friendly Coir Partitioning Board

Our Services

Analytical services

The CRISL owns well equipped laboratories to analyze your samples i.e Soil, Irrigation water, Plant, and Coconut based food products, and fiber. We issue Differntial Fertilizer Recommendation (DFR) reports for your valued cultivation.

Quality certifications

The CRISL issue cerificates to export coir pith, and certify coconut seedlings of private and government nurseries.

Provision of Planting Materials

The CRISL produce hybrid seedlings for home gardens and CRISL60 for largescale plantations in our seed gardens. We serve in Plus palm selection and Register private nurseries.

Management of Pest and Disease outbreaks

The CRISL assist you in controlling sudden pest and disease outbreaks in Coconut. Additionally we provide Pheramones, Parasitoids and Predatory mites for controlling pests.

Training services

The CRISL conduct diverse training programs for Growers, Producers, School childrens, University students and the International community related to varying aspects.

Advisory services

The CRISL conduct diverse consultancy services for Growers, Producers, School childrens, University students and the International community related to varying aspects.

Awards and Certificates

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Training services
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Quality certifications
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Provision of planting materials
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Analytical services
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Management of pest and disease outbreaks
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Advisory services
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