International Postharvest Research Symposium (IPRS)2023

Sep 20 2023

Welcome to the International Postharvest Research Symposium (IPRS) 2023

21 September 2023


National Institute of Postharvest Management

Jayanthi Mawatha


Join us for the IPRS 2023 Virtual Symposium

Inauguration Session

Time: Sep 21, 2023 09:00 AM Colombo

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Meeting ID: 878 2212 8231

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Morning Technical Sessions

1. Postharvest Pathology and Storage

2. Postharvest Machinery and Process Engineering

Time: Sep 21, 2023 11:00 AM Colombo

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Evening Technical Sessions

3. Postharvest Handling and Food Nutrition

4. Food Processing, Value Addition, Entrepreneurship and Extension

Time: Sep 21, 2023 01:00 PM Colombo

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Once you join the above link, you may be assigned to the relevant session by our Organizing Committee. So, please request where you need to join…

Invitation IPRS 2023 -

Symposium Schedule -

Our Themes

♦ Pre-harvest factors on fresh produce quality and safety   
♦ Handling, packaging and storage of food crops          
♦ Postharvest pest and disease management                
♦ Food and nutrition                                
♦ Food processing and value addition               
♦ Food process engineering
♦ Postharvest energy and waste management
♦ Design of postharvest machinery
♦ By-products utilization in food industry
♦ Entrepreneurship and Extension

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Important Dates

Call for extended abstracts                                  : 10th April 2023  

Deadline for submission of extended abstracts: 02nd June 2023 Extended up to16th June 2023

Notification of Acceptance                                   : 30th July 2023  Extended up to 15th August 2023

Submission for Camera Ready Copy                   : 02nd August 2023
Regular Registration                                             : 01st August to 01st September 2023

Symposium Date                                                   : 21st September 2023


Author instruction form

Author declaration form

Registration form


Members of the scientific committee

Prof. S.B. Navarathna

Retired  Senior Lecturer,

Faculty of Applied Sciences,

University of Sri Jayawardhanapura.


Dr. K.H. Sarananda

Retired Senior Lecturer,

Department of Bio system Technology,

Faculty of Agriculture and Plantation Management,

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka,



M: +94 714425877

Dr. Gordon Rogers

Applied Horticultural Research

Adjunct Professor of Horticulture
Suite 340,  Biomedical Building,  
1 Central Avenue,  Australian Technology Park,  Eveleigh N.S.W. 2015

M:  +61 418 51 7777      

P: +612 8627 1040


Dr. Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui

Bihar Agricultural University,

Department of Food Science and Postharvest Technology,Bhagalpur,



Editor in chief Journal of Postharvest Technology

Dr.T. Janakiram

Vice Chancellor

Dr. Y.S.R. Agricultural University,


 West, Godawari District,

Andhra Pradesh.

M: +91 7382633666


Registration Fee

Registration Fee
International participant

US$ 75

Local participant
LKR 2500
Local student participant 
LKR 1500

Contact us

Symposium chair: Dr.(Mrs.) Nilanthi Wijewardene   +94 (0)25 323 0000
Coordinator         : Mrs. Amanda Weerasinghe   +94 (0)76 673 6530

Secretary              :Mrs. Chethana Aluwihare   +94 (0)71 582 9814