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Ongoing Treasury Grant Projects as at March 2020

 

1. Development of data base on nutritional, chemical, molecular and morphological characteristics of selected

   traditional and widely consuming improved rice varieties of Sri Lanka: Suitability to use as chemical and

   molecular finger prints in identifying rice varieties at grain level. (TG 18/146)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Dr. Ilmi Hewajulige                                                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 2. Screening of Anti-Nutritional factors(ANFs) and activity of bio active proteins in locally grown edible legume

     varieties. (TG 18/147)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Dr. Theja Herath                                                          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

     3. Screening and assessment of Lactic Acid Bacteria from Sri Lankan dairies (under TG                

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Dr. Ilmi Hewajulige                                                       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       

 

  

   4. Study on the use of sugar substitutes for food products, their detection and the development of low calorie

 

       foods. (TG 18/150)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Mr. Tharaka Gunawardena                                          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     

 

  

   5. Curing of bamboo culm that suit to tropical environment and bamboo products development (TG 18/152)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Dr. P. N. R. J. Amunugoda                                       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

6. Development and scaling up of technologies of value added products from selected underutilized fruits and  

    investigation of their functional properties. (TG 19/169)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Dr. Theja Herath                                                         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

  

   7. Spray drying of selected fruits, vegetable juices and yam pulps and innovative spray dried powder based

 

       product development. (TG 19/170)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Dr. P N R J Amunugoda                                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

 

 

   8. Chemical residues in bovine milk produced by medium and large scale dairy farms and their public health

 

       concern in Sri Lanka. (TG 19/171)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Dr. Ilmi Hewajulige                                                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

 

 

    9.  Development of technologies to utilize waste whey in local dairy bio processing industries for the production

 

        of value added/functional beverages (TG 19/172)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Ms. Upeka Rajawardana                                           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.         

 

 

   10. Establishment of a facility for thermal process validation of canned food and low moisture processed food

 

         operations in Sri Lanka. (TG 19/173)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Mr. Samantha Madage                                        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     

 

 

   11. Development of a plant based fungicide formulation to control anthracnose disease of mango and papaya.

     

        (TG 19/174)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Dr. Ilmi Hewajulige                                                       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.             

 

 

Ongoing Treasury Funded Projects as at March 2020

 

  1. Enhancing the nutritional stages of people by introducing healthy food products from jack, pumpkin, banana

      and fish while reducing postharvest losses of these commodities. (FP 128)

        Funded by

Ministry of Higher Education, Technology and Innovation  

Contact Person

Dr. Ilmi Hewajulige                                                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       

 

 

 

Completed Projects 2009 – March 2020 – (FP)

 

1. Biological based post-harvest quality maintenance & disease control for mango & papaya (FP 86)

Funded by

HORT CRSP & USAID

Contact Person

Dr. (Ms.) Ilmi Hewajulige                                                 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

      

2. Value addition to fruits and vegetables by clarifying, concentrating and separationof bioactive

   components using membrane filtration technology and process (FP 96)

Funded by

National Science Foundation  

Contact Person

Dr. (Ms.) Ilmi Hewajulige                                                 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

   3. Enhanced preservation of fruits by controlled delivery of Hexanal using nano-fibres & bio-films developed

       from indigenous crops (FP 101)

        Funded by

IDRC, Canada

Contact Person

Dr. (Ms.) Ilmi Hewajulige                                                 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

4. Formulation of probiotic foods as an alternative treatment for Helicobacter pylori (FP 102)

        Funded by

National Science Foundation

Contact Person

Dr. (Ms.) Ilmi Hewajulige                                                 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

   5. Ensuring human health, food & nutritional security through novel cereal & fruit based prebiotics (FP 110)

        Funded by

Indo-Sri Lanka Governments

Contact Person

Dr. Wasundara Divisekera                                          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

   6. Production of Glucose syrup and high protein concentrates from locally available raw materials of broken rice,

     

       maize & manioc (FP 111)

        Funded by

National Research Council

Contact Person

Dr. Theja Herath                                                        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

   7. Enhanced preservation of fruits using nanotechnology (CIFSRF Phase 2) (FP 116)

        Funded by

IDRC, Canada

Contact Person

Dr. Ilmi Hewajulige                                                         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

8. Biodiversity and technological potential of micro-flora from Selected Sri Lankan dairies (FP 120)

        Funded by

National Science Foundation  

Contact Person

Dr. Ilmi Hewajulige                                                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.             

 
 

10. Studies in surface sterilization of spices using non thermal processes (FP 125)

        Funded by

Indo- Sri Lanka Joint collaboration

Contact Person

Dr. P N R J Amunugoda                                          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.             

 

 

 Completed Projects 2009 – March 2020 – (TG)

 

  1.  High iron & protein containing rice products (TG 11/34)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Dr. Theja Herath                                                         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

   

    2. Rice bran snacks rich in antioxidants (TG 11/35)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Dr. Theja Herath                                                        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

  

    3. Formulation of anti-diabetic rice bran products (TG 11/36)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Ms. Ramya Pitipanaarachchi                               This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

4. Identification of anti-inflammatory & lipid lowering traditional rice (TG 11/37)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Dr. Ilmi Hewajulige                                                       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

   5. Enhancing the quality of Jaadi (TG 11/41)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Mr. Samantha Madage                                         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

 

 

   6. Establishment of a testing facility to assess imported feed (TG 11/42)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Mr. Samantha Madage                                           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       

 

 

   7. Assessment of suitability of selected Sri Lankan tomato varieties for development of physico-chemically &

   

       functionally sound tomato puree under different processing conditions (TG 13/65)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Dr. Ilmi Hewajulige                                                      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

  8. Development of a low caloric functional bread (TG 13/66)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Dr. Ilmi Hewajulige                                                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

9. Establishment of non thermal processing technologies for blended fruit and vegetable

    juices (TG 13/67)                      

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Dr. P N R J Amunugoda                                          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

 

 

10. Formulation of ready-to-drink beverage and herbal tea with Thebu (Costusspeciosus)

      and evaluation of bioactivity (TG 13/68)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Ms. Udayani Binduhewa                                          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

11. Quality Analysis of Selected Imported & local Food in Sri Lankan Food Baskets (TG 13/00/04)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Dr. Ilmi Hewajulige                                                        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

 

 

12. Formulation of high fibre & low sugar healthy cereal based products from selected local

      raw materials (TG 15/101)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Dr. Theja Herath                                                          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

13. Study of Poly Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) in selected firewood smoke &

      development of a cottage level food Smoker (TG 15/115)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Mr. Samantha Madage                                          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

 

 

 

   14. Testing of heat pump dryer for perishables & cereal dehydration (TG 15/116)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Dr. P N R J Amunugoda                                            This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

 

 

15. Isolation, identification & characterization of potentially probiotic lactic acid bacteria of

 

      dairy origin in Sri Lanka for future application as probiotic starters (TG 15/117)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Ms. Upeka Rajawardana                                               This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       

 

 

  16. Evaluation of bioactive properties of Sri Lankan Finger millet and determination of in-vitro cholesterol

 

        assimilation effect of potential probiotics isolated from Finger millet (TG 16/122)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Dr. Wasundara Divisekera                                             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       

 

 

  17. Development of an anti-glycation and glycation reversing assay kit addressing all stages of glycation process

 

       (TG 16/123)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Dr. P. Ranasinghe                                               This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

  18.  Development of shelf stable high energy instant food products from locally available raw materials using

 

        gamma irradiation (TG 16/124)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Ms. Ramya Pitipanaarachchi                               This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     

 

 

  19.  Technological optimization and shelf life studies of processed and refrigerated coffee-milk beverage.

 

          (TG 18/148)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Ms. Udayani Binduhewa                                        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     

 

 

   20. Assessment of frying conditions on safety and quality aspects of food. (TG 18/151)

        Funded by

General, Treasury

Contact Person

Mr. Nisala Gunasekara                                             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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