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Internship/Research Opportunities for Sri Lankan Students
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Many local degree programmes related to biotechnology, both BSc and MSc, require the students to carry out a short-term research project or an internship for the fulfilment of the degree. Some of the major research institutes as well as companies are willing to give these students a chance to join them as temporary research assistants or interns. Here are the details of some of the Sri Lankan institutes/companies that offer internships/ research opportunities in areas related to biotechnology.

Industrial Technology Institute(ITI)

Location: Colombo

The biotechnology unit (BTU) at ITI conducts research in areas related to Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. Their current research include studies related to crop improvement, value addition through genetic engineering, production of recombinant enzymes and DNA based disease diagnostics among many more. They also offer various technical services related to Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.

Find out more about the on-going projects at BTU, ITI


If you are interested in carrying out your research project/internship here, please submit your application to the Director, ITI.

Contact details:
Postal Address: Industrial Technology Institute,363, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7
Telephone(General) : +94-11-2379800
Fax (General): +94-11-2379850
Email (General): info@iti.lk
Head (Biotechnology Unit): Dr. (Mrs.) S.G. Senaratne Email : sidsenara@iti.lk


Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka (RRISL)

Location: Agalawatte (Kalutara District)

RRI has three departments currently carrying out research related to genetics, molecular biology and biotechnology.

Genetics and Plant Breeding Department
Find out more about the on-going projects at the department


Plant Science Department
Find out more about the on-going projects at the department


Plant Pathology & Microbiology Department
Find out more about the on-going projects at the department


If you are interested in carrying out your research project/internship here, please submit your application to the Director, RRI.

Contact details:
Postal Address: Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka, Dartonfield, Agalawatta.
Telephone (General): +94- 34 - 2247426
Fax (General): +94- 34 – 2247427
Telephone (director): +94-11 - 2635142
Email (director): dirrub@sltnet.lk


Coconut Research Institute (CRI)

Location: Lunuwila (Puttlam District)

CRI has two divisions currently carrying out research related to genetics, tissue culture, molecular biology and biotechnology.

Tissue Culture Division
Find out more about the on-going projects at the division


Genetics & Plant Breeding Division
Find out more about the on-going projects at the division


If you are interested in carrying out your research project/internship here, please submit your application to the Director, CRI.

Contact details:
Postal Address: Coconut Research Institute, Lunuwila
Telephone (director):+94 31 2255890


Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka (TRI)

Location: Thalawakelle (Nuwara Eliya District)

Plant Breeding Division at TRI carries out research related to genetics, tissue culture, and molecular biology.
Find out more about the on-going projects at the Plant Breeding Division


If you are interested in carrying out your research project/internship here, please submit your application to the Director, TRI.

Contact details:
Postal Address: Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka, Talawakelle
Telephone (General): +94 52-2258201 :
Fax (General): +94 52-22582229:
Email (General): info@tri.lk


Sugarcane Research Institute

Location: Uda Walawe (Ratnapura District)

SRI has three divisions currently carrying out research related to genetics, molecular biology and biotechnology.

Division of Crop Protection
Find out more about the on-going projects at the division


Division of Crop Improvement
Find out more about the on-going projects at the division


Division of Processing Technology
Find out more about the on-going projects at the division


If you are interested in carrying out your research project/internship here, please submit your application to the Director, SRI.

Contact details:
Postal Address: Sugarcane Research Institute, Uda Walawe
Telephone (General): +94-47- 2233281, +94-47- 2233285
Fax (General): +94-47- 2233233
Email (General): info@sugarres.lk
Telephone (Director / CEO): +94-47- 2233282
Email (Director / CEO): director@sugarres.lk


Genetech Sri Lanka

Location: Colombo

Genetech Sri Lanka is a leading biotechnology company that specialises in the areas including molecular disease diagnostics, DNA typing for paternity testing and forensic casework, research in the molecular life sciences, Customized biotechnology solutions, Molecular biology products etc. It carries out research and various diagnostic services related to biotechnology.
Find out more about Genetech Research Projects


Contact Genetech if you are interested in joining Genetech as an intern/ temporary research assistant.

Contact details:
Postal Address: 54, Kitulwatte Road, Colombo
Telephone :+94-11-2696992, +94-11-5839553, +94-11-5840814 Fax: +94-11-2686137
Email: genetech@slt.lk


Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC Pvt Ltd.)

Location: Biyagama

SLINTEC is involved in Nanotechnology research & development focusing on five primary research areas; Agriculture, Apparel, Water purification, Healthcare and Mineral resources.
Visit HERE for more details


Contact SLINTEC if you are interested in joining them as an intern/ temporary research assistant.

Contact details:

Postal Address: Lot 14, Zone 1, Biyagama EPZ, Walgama, Malwana
Telephone:+94-11-4650500
Fax:+94-11-4741995
Telephone (Research and Development/ Business Development team): +94 11 4650528
Email (Research and Development/ Business Development team): R&Dprojects@slintec.lk


Institute of Fundamental Studies (IFS)

IFS takes up research students as volunteer research assistants for on-going short-term projects. You can find more details on this through my previous article on IFS

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I am a sri lankan student studying B.Sc biotechnology in university of pune, india.will i be eligible for these programmes after my graduation?
  

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