Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka

Ministry of Plantation

Senior Management


Mr. Lakshman Abeysekera



Additional Director

V H L Rodrigo , PhD

Graduated from Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya in 1985. Obtained MSc from university of Essex, Uk & PhD from University of Wales, UK. Won 16 awards including eight Presidential Research Awards, General Research committee award of SLAAS, Young scientists’ award of NASTEC and two National awards for excellence in agriculture research of SLCARP. Authored over 200 research & technical articles. Began the research career in 1986 at RRISL as a junior researcher. Expertise in rubber cultivation in non-traditional areas, latex harvesting, rubber based farming systems, climate change work & carbon trading.


Deputy Director Research (Biology)

Mrs. Priyani Seneviratne , PhD

Has over 30 years research carrier and many research publications. Has obtained the BSc degree from University of Peradeniya. Trained at United States, Department of Agriculture, U.S.A. on Plant Tissue Culture and Nursery Techniques. PhD degree from University of Bath, U.K. on Micropropagation of Hevea and early detection of rubber clones using biosynthetic rate, detected from precursors with labeled carbon.

The research and development areas of interest are rubber seed production, development of young budding technique and nursery practices, improving quality budwood nursery management, and immature upkeep harvesting and plant tissue culture.


Deputy Director Research (Technology)

Susantha Siriwardene, PhD

Dr. Susantha Siriwardena currently holds the post of Deputy Director-Research (Technology) at the Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka. He completed his BSc in 1986 and MSc (Engineering) in 1994. He obtained his PhD in 2003. He has 25 years’ experience in the fields of on raw rubber processing and rubber technology. He was awarded the National Science & Technology “the best scientist of the year award” in the category of Development and Adaptation of Technology for SME Sector in 2008. He has eight international publications and more than forty international and local conference papers. He serves as a visiting lecturer at many national Universities.

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  • Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka.
  • Dartonfield, Agalawatta. 12200
  • 034 - 2247426, 034 - 2247383
  • 034 - 2248459, 034 - 2295540
  • 034 - 2247427