The Coconut Research Institute of Sri Lanka (CRISL) was initially established as the Coconut Research Scheme in 1928, and was later developed into a fully fledged national research organization and a centre of excellence in coconut research and development in Asia and the Pacific Region. It is the first ever Research Institute established in the world devoted for coconut.
Its aim is to generate knowledge and technology through excellence in research towards increasing productivity and profitability of coconut. In the pursuit of this mission it endeavour to nurture and motivate its staff to excel.
Its main objectives are as follows:
to provide a sound scientific basis for the sustainable development of the Coconut Industry in Sri Lanka
develop appropriate technologies in crop production, and post harvest processing through strategic, basic and applied research
act as national repository for genetic resources, quality seednuts and improved varieties
develop environmentally and ecologically sound coconut-based farming systems