News : Closing date for Abstract submission has been extended up to 1st July, 2019

Minor Fruits, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

Promotion of Medicinal plants and Minor Fruits For Health Security


on 04th to 6th September 2019 at Institute for Agro-Technology & Rural Science, University of Colombo UCIARS

Minor fruits, medicinal and Aromatic plants provide number of benefits to human health bysupplying essential nutrients, chemical compounds which are lack in other dietary foods. Some of the underutilizing fruits have a medicinal value in which capable to prevent serious illnesses like cancers even have no western medicine. Some of them able to develop a stronger immunity within the human body for help to tolerate most of the day today illnesses. Medicinal plants are one of the important crop category in Agriculture because it has a higher demand in nowadays even in western countries. Most of the people even in developed countries had shifted from western medicine to ayurvedic medicine because of the minimum side effects and the trustworthiness of the permanent cure. Food industry is one of a main key industry in any country which has a significant impact on the countries’ health, nutritional and economical state. Development of natural foods and beverages are common in nowadays having rapid demand for them. Chemical free, pesticide free vegetables and fruits has a higher demand rather than other chemically grown ones. Natural pest control is essential action in that context which creates a higher demand for aromatic plants.The 5th ISMF, M & AP will provide a platform to share, discuss and exchange the research experience and views for the development of minor fruits, medicinal and aromatic plants in the world.

Our Key Themes

Dead Lines

Closing Date for Receipt of Extended Abstracts - 31st July 2019

Notification of Acceptance - on or before 5th August 2019

Registration without Late Fee - on or before 20th August 2019


Date Time Activity
4th September 2019 10.00am Onwards
2.00pm - 4.00pm
4.00pm - 4.30pm
5.00pm - 6.00pm
7.00pm - 8.00pm
Inauguration session
Business Meeting
5th September 2019 8.30am - 9.30am
9.30am - 11.00am
11.00pm -11.30pm
11.30am - 1.00pm
1.00pm - 2.00pm
2.00pm - 3.30pm
3.30pm - 4.00pm
6.00pm onwards
Registration & Breakfast
Technical session
Technical Session
Technical Session
Symposium Dinner
6th September 2019 7.00am - 7.30am
11.30am - 12.15pm
Leave the bus to visit Dry zone botnical gardens
Leave the bus From visit Dry zone botnical gardens
Leave the bus to visit yala wild life sanctuary
Leave the bus from yala wild life sanctuary


Commencement of registration: July 20th, 2019

please use the online Registration form by following this link Make sure that you read the symposium excursion and dinner details in this website before filling the registration form, if you are willing to participate those activities

Registration Fee

Since the very beginning, the goal of the organizing committee of the ISMFM&AP is to ensure that the participants enjoy a productive time in a comfortable environment with minimum burden on the participants. Hence, we offer a nominal registration fee, especially for the young emerging researchers.

Category Early Birds On Spot
Foreign Participants US$ 100.00 US$ 150.00
Life Members of the ISMF & MP US$ 50.00 US$ 70.00
Accompany Person US$ 40.00 US$ 60.00
Participants from SAARC Countries US$ 60.00 US$ 80.00
Local Participants Rs 3000.00 Rs 3500.00
Local Student Participants Rs 1500.00 Rs 1750.00

Excursion & Symposium Dinner

Dry Zone Botnical Gardens

Details regarding Excursion

Visiting Places :

1.Dry zone Botanical Garden, Mirijjawila

2.Safari Park, Ridiyagama

Excursion fee = 60 USD / person

Including :

1. Ticket fee
2. Transport
3. Lunch

You are requested to register and pay for the excursion at the registration desk on the registration day

Hotels & Food

Hambantota Peacock Beach Hotel

Featuring a well-equipped gym and 2 freshwater pools, this beachfront property offers modern rooms with private balconies overlooking the ocean. It features a buffet restaurant, a poolside bar and planned safari excursions.

Phone : + 94 47 567 1000 / +94 47 567 6036

Fax : +94 47 2220691

Shangri-la Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa

Overlooking the pristine southern coast of beautiful Sri Lanka, Shangri-La's Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa is located along the ancient Spice Route in a city steeped in rich history. Hambantota is known for its natural beauty and allows visitors to explore Asia

Sarai village

Saraii Village believes that travel is not just about seeing the new, but about feeling and breathing in a rustic experience that touches your soul. As one of the most eco-conscious hotels in Sri Lanka, we invite the conscientious traveler seeking something off

Limited accomodation facilities are available at the guist house of the institute

Shared accommodation can be arranged at the hostel of the institute free of charge, those who are in interested

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Contact Us

Institute for Agro-technology and Rural Sciences

Adress: New town, Weligatta, Hambantota

Country: Srilanka - Asia

Coordinator: Prof. S. Subasinghe

Tele: +94(0)71 811 62 53


Organizing Secretory: Dr. Deepthi Lakmini Wathugala

Tele: +94(0)71 82 65 218


Co-Organizing Secretory: U.I.Samarawikrama

Tele: +94(0)77 61 93 399



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