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RRDI-Rice: Providing seed paddy samples of high yielding rice varieties acceptable grain quality characters, pest and diseases resistance & resistant to abiotic stresses

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To Whom / Beneficiary:
Rice growing farmers, agriculture field officers

How to obtain the service:
(i) For information on new varieties inquire from RRDI or find out through media published or call 1920 toll free service.
(ii) request samples from RRDI. Seed paddy of (1 kg per farmer) is issued at the Institute to evaluate the farmer’s preference

Fees payable to obtain services:
Service charge for 1kg of seed paddy
Samba - Rs.49/=
Nadu – Rs.48/=
Bag – Rs. 5/=

Time for submitting request:
During office hours in working days 8.30am – 4.15 pm

Time for supplying the services:
Depend on availability

The place given the service:
Rice research and Development Institute, Bathalagoda, Ibbagamuwa TP? 037-2259881, 037-2258560, 037-2258561, 037-2258562 email

Staff Officers in charge of the service:

    Name Designation Division Remarks
    Mr. SW Abeysekara Deputy Director (Res.) Plant Breeding Hybrid Rice
    Mr. AH Gunadasa Research Officer Plant Breeding Medium age varieties
    Dr. WLG Samarasinghe Research Officer Plant Breeding Tissue Culture
    Mr. PV Hemachandra Research Officer Plant Breeding Short age and Traditional varieties
    Mr. ASMT? Abeywickrama Research Officer Plant Breeding Long age varieties
    Mrs. ASK Abeysekara Research Officer Plant protection Weeds Pests, and Diseases
    Dr. WMW Weerakoon Research Officer Agronomy Drought resistant varieties
    Mr. DN Sirisena Research Officer Soil Science Salinity tolerance varieties

Organization Information

Department of Agriculture

Old Galaha road,
Sri Lanka.

Ms. P.Malathi
Telephones:+94 812 386484 / +94 812 388157
Fax Nos:+94 812 388333

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Last Updated On: 2023-03-15 05:01:13
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