The NRC has funded three more Target Oriented Multidisciplinary research projects for 2016/2017 (value Rs. 50 million; research to be conducted over a five year period). These three were chosen after a rigorous review process from among 50 proposals that were submitted.
“Development of eco-friendly farming technologies to minimize inorganic fertilizer usage while maintaining adequate productivity and improving soil fertility“. Principal Investigator: Dr. Saman Dharmakeerthi, University of Peradeniya.
“Development of a Model Treatment Facility for Remediation of Total Dissolved Solids and Fluoride in Groundwater – A Sustainable Solution for Dry Zone Drinking Water Problems”. Principal Investigator: Prof. Rohan Weerasooriya, University of Peradeniya
“Development of advanced materials based filters for water purification”. Principal Investigator: Dr Rohini de Silva, University of Colombo