In relation to increase the Palmyrah favored products in a profitable manner, to enhance the standard of products and to create an awareness of the nutritional components of the Palmyrah related food products; the analytical laboratory has undergone many activities
As this laboratory containing much modern equipment, the following activities can be stated as remarkable
►By analyzing quantities of the nutrient components of the Palmyrah related products and providing the details to increase the demand for the Palmyrah products
►Undertaking experiments to inspect the standard of the Palmyrah favoured products of the manufacturers with small investment, according to the norm of Sri Lankan Standard ordinance act and provide report and counseling regarding the findings.
►Finding out the chemical changes that occurred during the process of manufacture of the Palmyrah favoured food products and regulate them to make them beneficial to the production.
►Rendering explicit lectures regarding the laboratory equipment which is used to analyze the nutrient composition of the Palmyrah related components and also favouring the practicability of the equipment.
►Changing the Palmyrah favoured products non-related to food in a way to increase its worthiness.
►Helping in the academic activities of universities and technical colleges.
- Rendering explanatory lectures regarding the laboratory equipment which are used to analyze the nutrient composition of the Palmyrah favoured products and also favouring the practicability of the equipment.
- Rendering lectures relating to the chemical nature of the Palmyrah related food products.
Undertaking visits to cooperative unions engaged in Palmyrah and coconut favoured productivity, identifying their processes of manufacture of food products, and explicitly giving instructions regarding the correct procedures.
Even though the Palmyrah favoured products have been trusted to be beneficial medicinal wise, it appears that there are no scientific evidences to prove the benefits. Microbiology laboratory functions with the objective of confirming the belief and also to find out the enhancement through the microbiological effects on the Palmyrah favoured food products.
The following can be mentioned as the important functions of the laboratory
►Undertaking experiments relating to microbiology on the products of Palmyrah foods and provide a report based on the tests and also render counseling.
►Determine the shelf life of Palmyrah favoured products and other new products by research on the growth rate of microorganisms.
►Utilizing microorganisms which are beneficial to raise the standard of the Palmyrah related products and to convert the worthless resources to worthier ones.
►Those who are engaged in the laboratory work through the experiences gained, rendering assistance to academic activities of the universities and technical colleges.