Welcome to ISSC




Welcome to the ISSC

The ISSC brings under one roof the technical expertise and  resources to solve issues related to Food Science & Technology. Housed within the Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Livestock, Fisheries and Nutrition, the ISSC, operates and administers its own research and service programs. 

About Us

We are your partners for growth.

Whta is ISSC?

The ISSC operates its own laboratories and administers its own research and service programs. As the research arm of the Department of Food Science and Technology ISSC connects with industries and collaborates towards commercialization of research.

The collaboration of the academic, government and industry provides a unique opportunity in uplifting the Sri Lankan food sector.

We work as a team fusing the uncommon to instigate breakthroughs.

Our Vision

Create a platform to provide competitive food research and development (R & D) and high quality technical service to ameliorate the food sector of Sri Lanka

Our Mission

To incorporate intellectual leadership of academia, industries and government to focus on technology, products and services related to development and enhancement of safe food systems for the progression of living beings.

To accomplish this mission ISSC engages in the following activities:

  • Conduct basic and applied research
  • Provide accurate and useful information and expertise
  • Deliver training and awareness programs
  • Provide leadership in identifying and rectifying food safety issues
  • Deliver reliable test services
  • Focusing on issues in industry and resolving them through student-centered research

Facilities at ISSC

What makes us strong in the field

Food Technology Laboratory

Microbiology Laboratory

Chemistry Laboratory

Sensory testing Laboratory

Research Laboratory

Therapeutic Food Laboratory

We are a full service
provider in Food Science

Our Services

Concept development

Trouble shooting

Compositional analysis

Crude protein, crude fat, crude fibre, mineral content, starch, sugars, micronutrients etc…

Product development

Shelf life evaluation

Consultation services

Product reformulation

Sensory test services

Microbiological testing

TPC, APC, Yeast and molds, E. coli, S. aureus etc..

Product commercialization

Chemical and physical analysis

Trainings and awareness programs

Satisfied Clients
Projects per Year
Blog Posts


Smart solutions

Business linkages

Efficient service

Accurate results

Cost effectiveness

Privileges for member companies

You can be a member by,

Membership fee LKR 2500/=

  • Full access to ISSC database
  • Buy service with competitive price
  • Access to ISSC bi-annual meetings
  • Introducing skilled graduates upon request
  • Training of employees
Prof. (Mrs.) C. V. L. Jayasinghe

Prof. (Mrs.) C. V. L. Jayasinghe

Professor of Food Science & Technology (Chair Professor)

Ph.D. in Food Science & Technology (Tokyo, Japan), M.Phil. (S’Japura, Sri Lanka), M.Sc. (S’Japura, Sri Lanka), B.Sc. (Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)

Dr. (Ms). H. P. S. Senarath

Dr. (Ms). H. P. S. Senarath


Reading for Ph.D, M.Phil (Peradeniya, Sri Lanka) B.Sc. (Wayamba, Sri Lanka), Diploma in Quality Management (SLSI, Sri Lanka)

Dr. (Ms) S. Jayathilake

Dr. (Ms) S. Jayathilake

Senior Lecturer

Ph.D. (Obihiro, Japan), M.Sc. (Peradeniya, Sri Lanka) B.Sc. Agri (Specialization in Food Science & Technology) (Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)

Dr. K. D .P .P. Gunathilake

Dr. K. D .P .P. Gunathilake

Senior Lecturer

Reading for Ph.D., MSc. (Dal, Canada), M.Sc.(Peradeniya, Sri Lanka) B.Sc in Agri(Specialization in Food Science & Technology) (Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)

Dr. M. S. W. de Silva

Dr. M. S. W. de Silva

Senior Lecturer

Ph.D. in Chemistry (Illinois Tech., USA), B.Sc. Hons in Chemistry (Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)

Ms. A. M. M. U. Adikari

Ms. A. M. M. U. Adikari

Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer M.Phil. (Peradeniya, Sri Lanka), M.Sc. in (Economics) in Business Management (Wales, UK) B.Sc. in Agriculture (Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)

Dr. (Ms) O. D. A. N. Perera

Dr. (Ms) O. D. A. N. Perera

Senior Lecturer

Ph.D. (Ballarat, Australia), M.Phil. (Peradeniya, Sri Lanka), B.Sc. (Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)

Ms. MDTJ Silva

Ms. MDTJ Silva

Lecturer (Probationary)

B. Sc. in Food Science and Nutrition(Specialization: Food Science and Technology (Wayamba, Sri Lanka) (First Class Honours)

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