Honours and Awards

  • 2007
    Best scientific paper award- 4th academic session of University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.
  • 2006
    Best presenter award - 7th Annual graduate research seminar 2006, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka


  • 2011-2016
    FEM International research fellowship for Ph.D studies. Fondazione Edmund Mach, San Michele all’Adige, Italy
  • 2014
    ALLBIO travel grant to participate Plant and Pathogen Bioinformatics Course - EMBL, Cambridge, UK
  • 2009-2011
    EU FP7 Marie curie research Fellowship under the Initial training network - FP6-035805 under the project “Healthy Hay”. Marie Curie Research and Training Network


  • 2019
    Research project titled “Genetic mapping and development of molecular markers tightly linked with the rice thrips Stenchaetothrips biformis resistance in Sri Lankan traditional rice varieties” has been selected to receive the funds under the first NSF -ICGEB cooperation scheme in 2019