Cell has undertaken another project from Hayleys Agriculture Holdings Limited to detect the microbial contaminants in Virgin coconut oil (VCO). Project was handled by the consultant from the Department of Plant Sciences. The project ended in October 2016 and the final report was submitted to the Sunfrost Private Limited which is a subsidiary of Heyleys Agriculture Holdings Limited.

Process of manufacturing VCO

Observations of bacterial colony growth

The appearance of gram stained bacterial species

Research Assistant and the consultant


Dr. Chandrika M Nanayakkara

Research Assistants:

Ms. FIH Mohideen

Client :

SUNFROST (PRIVATE) LIMITED under Hayleys Agriculture Holdings Limited