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Using traditional faiths and knowledge are secret of Science and Technology by Tamil community in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

Joint Event on 3rd International Conference on Food Science & Technology & World Congress on Biotechnology & Medical Microbiology
October 25-26, 2018 | Frankfurt, Germany

Thirumal Thayaruban

Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Sri Lanka

Posters & Accepted Abstracts : J Biotech and Phyto


Sri Lanka has been enriched with Traditional Knowledge (TK) on Medicines and Agriculture. After the arrival of western culture, traditional faiths & knowledge are gradually started eroding, because of which farmers now face lots of problems such as difficulty in accessing agriculture, unbearably high treatment costs etc. This paper is going to be remember and document our Inheritance patterns using in agriculture & food safety at Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. It is a qualitative research based on secondary data analysis. Primarily, it is intended to document the faiths & knowledge because existing researches of the country does not provide adequate protection for TK. While this study does not trial the efficacy of these methods, it provides an indication of what methods are being used and therefore a starting point for further researches in Sri Lanka. The findings were classified into Spiritual Faith & Traditional Knowledge included traditional compost, pest control & food preservation methods which are used in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.


Thirumal Thayaruban did his graduation in BSc Biotechnology with first class as well as he successfully completed his master’s degree on MSc Biotechnology at University of Madras, Chennai, India since 2006 to 2011. Now he is working as a District Environment officer (District in Charge) at Marine Environment Protection Authority, Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment since 1st August 2018 till now. Previously, he had been attached to National Aquaculture Development Authority, Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka as an Aqua culturist from 2nd May 2018 up to 31st July 2018. Before, he was working as an Assistant Lecturer at Department of Botany, Eastern University, Sri Lanka from 2011 up to 2017.

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