Research & Knowledge Dissemination

Research in the food science and technology department focuses on several focus areas. These research projects are closely integrated with our teaching and extension programs. Students have to conduct an Integrated project under the supervision of a faculty member as a compulsory component of their degree program where food product development is envisioned. In addition our students have the opportunity to join and conduct research in the department laboratories. 
Research experience helps our students develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills while fostering a strong aspiration for lifelong learning. 
In addition, the department staff conducts research based on their areas of expertise which helps to transfer important knowledge to the community and industry. 
Currently the following research projects are being conducted by the department staff members funded by the university grant scheme.

 

Professor R.M.U.S.K.Rathnayaka

Grant No Duration of the grants Title of the project Source of support Total allocation Status Postgraduate degrees/ No of publications/ No of communications
SUSL/RG/2015/03 2015-2017 Nutritional quality and potential food applications of natural colourant existed in underexploited tuber and roots grown in Sri Lanka Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka 854,000 LKR Complete

• Postgraduate degrees: 01

• No. of Publications:01 

 

Dr W.S.M. Senevirathne

Grant No Duration of the grants Title of the project Source of support Total allocation Status Postgraduate degrees/ No of publications/ No of communications
SUSL/RG/2016/06 2016-2019 Investigate the failures of Nutmeg harvesting and processing that affect to lower the final export quality and discover the effect of identified failures on antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of nutmeg: a case study of small scale nutmeg producers in Matale, Sri Lanka.  Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka 971,000 LKR Ongoing • Postgraduate degrees: 01

 

Mrs. K.M.Somawathie

Grant No Duration of the grants Title of the project Source of support Total allocation Status Postgraduate degrees/ No of publications/ No of communications
SUSL/RG/2016/19 2016-2017 Antioxidant activity and induced DNA damage inhibition potential of cooked vegetables after in-vitro digestion. Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka 1,306,500 LKR Ongoing N/A

 

Mrs. J.W.A.Sajeewanie

Grant No Duration of the grants Title of the project Source of support Total allocation Status Postgraduate degrees/ No of publications/ No of communications
SUSL/RG/2017/05 2017-2020 Potential application of fruit peel powders as texture modifiers and functional ingredient in fat and sugar free yoghurt.  Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka 1,963,620 LKR Ongoing • Postgraduate degrees: 01