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Senior Prof. Kapila Seneviratne assumed duties as the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Congratulations !!!!

Senior Prof. Janitha A. Liyanage was appointed as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Moscow. Congratulations !!!!

Senior Professor Janitha A. Liyanage assumed duties as the Vice-Chancellor of the Gampaha Wickramarachchi Indigenous Medical University. Sri Lanka

Senior Professor Janitha A. Liyanage; the Former Vice Chairperson of UGC, assumed duties as the 1st Vice-Chancellor of the 16th National University, Gampaha Wickramarachchi Indigenous Medical University. The inauguration ceremony took place on 01.03.2021 at the premises of the Gampaha Wickramarachchi University of Indigenous Medicine in Yakkala, Sri Lanka.

Senior Professor Kapila Seneviratne assumed duties as the new Chairman of the Research Council

Senior Professor N. A. K. P. J. Seneviratne assumed duties as the new  Chairman of the Research Council, University of Kelaniya on 1st of January 2021.
Vice-Chancellor's Awards 2020
Four Recipients from Department of Chemistry - Congratulations !!!!!
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Long Service Award - For 30 years of Service
  • Prof. P. A. Paranagama
  • Prof. N. A. K. P. J. Seneviratne
The Outstanding Senior Researchers in the Faculty of Science in 2020
  • Dr. (Ms.) C.S.K. Rajapakse - Second Place
  • Prof. (Ms.)N. Jayathilaka - Third Place
The Recipients of the highest amount of (External) research grants in the Faculty of Science 2020
  • Prof N.A.K.P.J. Seneviratne
The Researcher with the most publications from University (Internal) research grants in the University 2020
  • Prof. (Ms.)N. Jayathilaka 
The best innovators/inventors in the University 2020
  • Prof N.A.K.P.J. Seneviratne - First Place

Senior Professor Janitha. A. Liyanage assumed duties as the new Vice Chairman of the University Grants Commision, Sri Lanka.

Senior Professor Janitha. A. Liyanage assumed duties as the new Vice Chairman of the University Grants Commision, Sri Lanka on 13th of January 2020.

Prof. Chandima K. Jayasuriya assumed duties as the new Head of the Department of Chemistry

Prof. Chandima K. Jayasuriya assumed duties as the Head of the Department of Chemistry on 03rd of January 2020 for a period of three years while the seth pirith was chanted by the Maha Sanga Venerable Prof. Induragare Dhammaratana Thero and Dr. Malwane Chandaratana Thero.

Vice - Chancellor’s Awards 2019

Prof. Nimanthi Jayathilaka and Dr. Suranga Wickramarachchi of the Department of Chemistry
received Vice- Chancellor's awards at the Vice - Chancellor’s Awards 2019 Ceremony of the
University of Kelaniya which was held on the 01 st  of January 2020 at the Dharmaloka Hall of the
University for their excellence in research during the year 2019.

Prof. Nimanthi Jayathilaka won three awards;
  • the award for the recipient of the highest amount of external research grants in recognition of the Early Career Women Scholars Fellowship awarded by the Organization for the Women in Science for the Developing World. the award for the Outstanding Senior Researcher of the Faculty of Science, 3 rd place
  • the award for bringing honour to the university by winning prestigious Presidential Award
Dr. Suranga Wickramarachchi won two awards;
  • The Researcher with the highest number of publications from the university research grant
  • The award for the Outstanding Senior Researcher of the Faculty of Science, 2 nd place
They secured 5 awards between them, the highest number of awards won by a single department at the award ceremony.

SUSRED Awards - 2019

Prof. Kapila Seneviratne, Prof. Nimanthi Jayathilaka, Dr. Sujeewa de Silva and Prof. K. A. S. Pathiratne also received SUSRED (Support Scheme for Supervision of Research Degrees) awards for supervisors of postgraduate research degrees in recognition of the service to the nation at the NSF Awards 2018 ceremony held at BMICH in December 2019.

President’s Award for Scientific Research - 2019

Prof. Nimanthi Jayathilaka received the President’s Award for Scientific Research 2017
which was held on the 26 th August 2019 at the Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo.
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