Laboratory Services

Laboratory Services Division of SLSI, being the National laboratory established for the purpose of promoting the practice of standardization and, quality assurance and improvement, it offers comprehensive laboratory services such as;

  • Compliance testing for a wide spectrum of consumer products, commodities, and materials according to national/international standards,
  • Technical training on laboratory testing, good laboratory practices and quality assurance of test results, etc. (customized technical trainings based on the requirements of individual persons or institutions).

The Laboratory Services Division provides efficient and reliable services for the public as well as private sector organizations to promote activities in Trade and Commerce via six laboratories.

Chemical Testing Laboratory
Testing Facilities

Chemical Testing Laboratory has earned its reputation as one of the leading testing laboratories in Sri Lanka. The laboratory is comprised of professional technical staff to deliver its services for the utmost satisfaction of its customers.

This laboratory is equipped with modern high-tech equipment and some of them are listed below.

ICP – MS ((inductively coupled plasma-mass-spectrometry)

Arc Spark Emission (Spectrophotometer )

Direct Mercury Analyzer


GC-MS/MS with Head space system

Tests are carried out in accordance with National, International standards and the products/materials are tested for chemical composition, trace analysis, etc.

A vast range of products are tested in this laboratory and major product categories are listed below.

  • Water
  • Cosmetics
  • Porcelain ware (trace metals)
  • Trace metals in Food & beverages
  • Fertilizer
  • Iodized salt
  • Paper products
  • Analysis of Metal compositions
  • Cement (Chemical)
  • Shoe polish/wax
  • Soap & detergent
Chemical laboratory is accredited for testing of water, porcelain ware and fertilizer.
Scope of Accreditation
Electrical & Electronics Testing Laboratory
Testing Facilities

Electrical and electronics testing laboratory of Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) is a prominent National Laboratory for testing of household electrical products. Electrical products are tested for safety, performance, durability and also for energy efficiency in accordance with National and International standards at advanced test facilities in the laboratory.

Qualified and competent staff of the laboratory is always committed to provide reliable test data in a professional, user friendly manner.

It carries out testing of following products.

  • Electric Appliances (such as Electric fans and regulators, Grills, toasters and similar portable cooking appliances, Electric immersion water heaters)
  • Energy Efficiency Rating Tests
  • Energy Storage Devices
  • Lighting Products
  • Electric Cables & Wiring Accessories
The laboratory is Accredited for Self – Ballasted LED lamps and Self – Ballasted Integral Type Compact Fluorescent Lamps and LED lamps.
Scope of Accreditation
Food Testing Laboratory
Testing Facilities

Food testing laboratory of Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) is one of the leading testing laboratories in Sri Lanka which has nearly fifty years of excellence service experience. It provides a comprehensive range of Food testing services and is well equipped to perform testing according to national and international standards. Staff is comprised of professionals who are well competent with the latest technology.

U- HPLC ultra-High-Performance Liquid Chromatography

Vacuum manifold, votex mixer

Rotary evaporator, protein distilator

This laboratory provides a broad range of testing services for a series of food products and major categories are given below.

  • Beverages
  • Cereals, Flours and Bakery Products
  • Dairy Products
  • Meat and Meat Products
  • Sugars and Preserves (Sugar, Preserves and Confectionary)
  • Edible oils and Fat
  • Fish and Fishery Products
  • Fruit and Vegetable Products
  • Spices
  • Other Products (Coconut flour, Coconut milk, Instant hopper mix/hopper mix, Instant thosai mix/ thosai mix and Instant idly mix/ idly mix, Red Lentil etc.)

Above tests are carried out against national and international standards.

The Food testing Laboratory has been accredited against the standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for testing of Tea, Milk powder and Edible oils ensuring worldwide recognition for test results.
Scope of Accreditation
Materials Testing Laboratory
Testing Facilities

Materials testing laboratory of SLSI is one of the leading testing laboratories in Sri Lanka which provides a comprehensive range of materials testing services and is well equipped to perform materials testing according to national and international standards as well as specialized tests designed as per customer’s requirements.

It provides testing facilities for varies products and major product categories are listed below.

  • Metal Products
  • Cement & Concrete
  • Polymer
  • Clay and Ceramics
  • Others (Automotive radiator cores, Ball point pen refills, Feeding bottles – glass, Lifejackets, Plywood for general purposes, Solvent cement for PVC pipes & fittings, Safety matches in boxes, etc…
The laboratory is Accredited for Cement.
Microbiology Testing Laboratory
Testing Facilities

The Microbiology Laboratory of SLSI is a testing laboratory involved in testing of a wide range of food products, water, fertilizer as well as cosmetic items for microbiological parameters based on national and international standards or as per customer requirements. It is a well designed, fully equipped, self contained with modern testing facility manned by qualified, well trained and experienced staff.

A vast range of products are tested in this laboratory and major product categories are listed below.

  • Beverages
  • Cosmetics
  • Freeze Drinks
  • Tea
  • Water
  • Cereal based Foods
  • Fishery Products
  • Biscuits
  • Dairy Products
  • Meat Products
  • Coconut products
  • Sauce & Jams
  • Spices
SLSI Microbiology laboratory has been accredited by Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB) for Water/ Ice, Desiccated Coconut, Ice cream, Milk Products, Fishery Products, Meat products, Heat Processed foods, Vegetable Products, Canned Foods, Poultry Products, Edible Oils and Derived Products, Tea and Beverages.
Scope of Accreditation
Textile Testing Laboratory
Testing Facilities

Textile Testing Laboratory of Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) provides testing solutions for a wide range of products, according to an array of national (SLS) and international standards such as, ISO, BS EN, AATCC, ASTM etc. The laboratory utilizes standard test methods and modern equipment to assist customers with quick and reliable testing service.

It provides testing facilities for both textiles and non-textiles materials and major product categories are listed below.

  • Fabrics/ Apparel Products
  • Mattresses
  • Sanitary/Hygienic Products
  • Footwear Products
  • Coir Products
  • Paper/Tissue Products
  • Polypropylene/Polyethylene Products
  • Yarns/Sewing Threads

With the expansion of the product range and other facilities, the industrialists who were dependent on foreign laboratories for their testing needs now could obtain this service at a lower cost, within a shorter period of time.

Provision of Technical Training

Training is essential to prepare staff to respond to changes within an organization and stay competitive in a technologically advancing market. To cater this need, Laboratory Services Division conducts tailor made training programs as per the need of the customers on laboratory testing, good laboratory practices and quality assurance of test results etc. Specially for the technical staff who involves in quality assurance activities of the manufacturing industries. Also provides required technical support to enable the laboratory to function effectively, whilst adhering to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines. Furthermore, these technical trainings will provide theoretical knowledge based on the test method and also provide hands on experience in testing.

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