History & overview
The Faculty of Livestock, Fisheries and Nutrition (FLFN) along with other three faculties was established in 1999 when the Wayamba Campus was given fully fledged university status as the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka (WUSL). The faculty is located in the city of Makandura of the North Western Province of Sri Lanka, about 60 km forwards north-east of Colombo on the Negombo-Kurunegala road, with close proximity to the major cities of Negombo, Kurunegala and Kuliyapitiya and the Bandaranayake International Airport.
FLFN is well recognized as one of the Sri Lanka’s latest and modern learning and research institutions. Nationally acclaimed for its well qualified teaching staff, experienced researchers and modern high quality learning facilities, the faculty possesses a reputation for quality and excellence in higher education and research. Being the leading education provider in food & nutrition, the faculty has continued to introduce innovative job-oriented subject modules and curricular to cater the needs of the stakeholders in the sector.
Vision of the Faculty:
To achieve the excellence and recognition in higher education, research and development of technologies in its mandated areas.
Mission of the Faculty:
To produce graduates with knowledge, skills and competence to meet urgent national needs in the important field of food & nutrition and to develop research and outreach programmes.
The Department contributes to the improvement of nutrition and health status of the population in Sri Lanka through the attainment of excellence in teaching, research, training and community work in food and nutrition field.
Together with the improvement in the standards of living in developing countries, the demand for livestock products has increased dramatically in recent years. This trend is expected to continue such that by the year 2020 the value of animal products will be equal to those from all crops.
The Department is aiming to attain the discipline and allied science related skills through the practical, hence all most all of the modules are practical based which some are conducting both the laboratories & field, aquaria, ponds and research hut.
DFST works with the mission of contributing to the society through the pursuit of education in Food Science and Technology in learning, disseminating knowledge and meeting international standards in research and teaching at the highest level of excellence.
Prof. B.P. A Jayaweera,
Faculty of Livestock Fisheries and Nutrition
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka,
Makandura, Gonawila (NWP), Sri Lanka
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