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PARTNER 2: Horticultural Crop Research and Development Institute
                     University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka)
Members of the Sri Lankan team are affiliated to the Horticultural Crop Research and Development Institute (Dr. H.H. Fonseka, and Ms. N. Perera,) and to the University of Peradeniya (Dr. R. Fonseka, and Dr. R.H.G. Ranil). The team leader will be Dr. H. Hemal Fonseka, who is vegetable breeder working at Horticultural Crop Research and Development Institute (Gannoruwa, Sri Lanka). Dr. Fonseka holds a PhD from Ehime University (Japan), an MSc from Kagawa University (Japan) and an MSc from the State University of Ghent (Belgium). He has served as Senior Program Specialist for 3 years at SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Agriculture Center, in Dhaka, Bangladesh which coordinates the agriculture related activities in 8 South Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka). Presently, he serves as a member of SAARC Governing Board. The group has long experience in eggplant breeding, including participatory breeding, characterization, evaluation of diversity, hybridization, and have developed some eggplant varieties adapted to the local conditions.

Dr. Hemal Fonseka
Dr. Ramya Fonseka
Dr. Ranil Rajapaksha
Dr. N. Perera
Lahiru Niran, MSc.
Tharanganee Welegama,
Arunika  Dissanayake,
Muditha Samarasinghe,
Nirusha Dissanayake,

This work is part of the initiative "Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change: Collecting, Protecting and Preparing Crop Wild Relatives" which is supported by the Government of Norway. The project is managed by the Global Crop Diversity Trust with the Millenium Seed Bank of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and implemented in partnership with national and international gene banks and plant breeding institutes around the world. For forward informatin see the project website: