Collaborative and Consultation Division

About the division

This Division established in 2009 to function as an instrument for collaborative research and to transfer scientific knowledge and technologies developed at the NIFS to the society at large. Although the NIFS has an excellent record with respect to research publications, its impact on national development had been very low. His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka as the Chairman of its Board of Management has therefore suggested that the NIFS should develop a mechanism for knowledge and technology transfer. The CCD chaired by the Director and facilitated by a Coordinator, will promote, regularize and monitor collaboration of NIFS projects with outside organizations including the private sector and encourage NIFS scientists to engage in productive consultations. Only projects of National importance and those having an impact on National Development would be entertained. Any interested parties for collaboration and Consultation, i.e. Universities, Research Institutes, NGOs & CBOs registered in Sri Lanka, Corporate & Private sector organizations, should contact The Director, BIFS for further details.

Current Research Collaborations

Biomass and carbon sequestration in the natural forests of the dry zone.

Collaborating institutions:
Mr. A. Sathurusinghe, Deputy Conservator, Dept. of Forestry, Battaramulla.
Prof. W.A.J.M. de Costa, Dr. T. Sivanantheverl, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya

Developing a risk map for dengue incidence in Mawanella

Collaborating institutions:
Dr. Jagath Gunatilake, University of Peradeniya
Dr. Abdul Haji, Medical Officer in Health, Mawanella Hospital, Mawanella

Heavy metal uptake and bio-adsorption by plants

Collaborating institutions:
Dr. S..S. Iqbal , Dept. of Chemistry, Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala
Prof. Namal Priyantha, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Peradeniya

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