Department of  Agro Technology

University of Colombo Institute for Agro-Technology and Rural Sciences (UCIARS)


The Department of Agro-Technology at the University of Colombo Institute for Agro-Technology and Rural Sciences is a well-established unit and it is maintaining high academic standards in the discipline of Agro-Technology. The Department is functioning from 2008 with the start of Bachelor of Agro-Technology Degree Program. The department has taken a conscious effort to include in its teaching programs, courses that cover the newest developments in the Agro-Technology. In addition, the department caters the research & development needs of the industrial sector through the University Business Linkage, University of Colombo.


  • Tissue culture production unit
  • UCIARS Farm

Academic Programme

Undergraduate Programme – Bachelor of Agro-Technology Honors
The Department of Agro-Technology offers courses for Bachelor of Agro-Technology Honors Degree.

Extension Courses

  • Organic Agriculture Certificate Course
  • Mushroom production Certificate course
  • Tissue culture training programs

Dr. N.P Vidanapathirana

Head - Department of Agro-technology
Senior Lecturer(Head of the Department)
+94 711050716
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Mrs. S.A.P Nelka Sriwarsinghe

Course Coordinator (2)
Course Coordinator
+94 778175176
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Mrs. Supipi Nawarathne

Course Coordinator (6)
Course Coordinator
+94 702779083
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Mr. Hasanaka Rohanadheera

Course Coordinator (5)
Course Coordinator
+94 711212329
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Mr. Supun Bandusekara

Lecturer (Probationary)
+94 701256247
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Ms. Kasuni Ketipearachchi

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Lecturer (Probationary)
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Mr. L.M Rifnas

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Lecturer (Probationary)
+94 707630872
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Mr. Buddika Siriwardhana

Course Coordinator (3)
Course Coordinator
+94 711210838
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Mr. Chathura Madushanka

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 Lecturer (Probationary)
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Department of  Agro-Technology

Institute for Agro-Technology and Rural Sciences

University of Colombo

Weligatta-New Town