Department of Agricultural Biology

Faculty of Agriculture

Faculty of Agriculture

Faculty of Agriculture


At the Department of Agricultural Biology, we conduct research across an array of biology-related disciplines, contributing to far-reaching impacts on agriculture through advancement of scientific knowledge. At the Department of Agricultural Biology our researches get access to some of the finest laboratory and greenhouse facilities available in the country. With local and international collaborators, our research has led to publications recognized through many awards.

Thematic areas:
  • Entomology
  • Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
  • Genetics & Plant Breeding
  • Microbiology & Plant Pathology
  • Plant Physiology

Our research strengths:
  • Renowned academic staff
  • Trained technical staff
  • Well equipped research laboratories
  • Greenhouses

On-going research

Development of a molecular detection system of causal agents for controlling virus and virus-like diseases of chilli (Capsicum annum .) in Sri Lanka - funded by National Science Foundation

Diversity of Soil Dwelling Insect Fauna in Tea under Organic and Conventional Cultural Practices - funded by Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment

Functional and Comparative Genomics of Grain Number, Plant Height, and Heading date 7 (Ghd7) in Sri Lankan Rice Varieties and Its Role in Conferring Abiotic Stress Tolerance' - funded by National Research Council