Honours and Awards

  • 2018
    Dr.C.L De Silva Gold 2018 – Institute of Chemistry, Sri Lanka
  • 2017
    First Prize – National Awards for Excellence in Agricultural Research, Ministry of Agricultural Research Policy of Sri Lanka
  • 2015
    Presidential Awards for Research Excellence (1 Award)
  • 2013
    Presidential Awards for Research Excellence (1 Award)
  • 2012
    Silver Medal for Best Paper(TeaSector), Plantation Crop Research Symposium, Colombo, SriLanka
  • 2010
    First Prize – National Awards for Excellence in Agricultural Research, Ministry of Agricultural Research Policy of SriLanka
  • 2010
    Gold Medal for Best Overall Research paper and presentation, Plantation Crop Research Symposium, Colombo,Sri Lanka
  • 2009
    Presidential Awards for Research Excellence (1 Award)
  • 2006
    Presidential Awards for Research Excellence (1 Award)
  • 2006
    Professor Kandiah Memorial Award– Best postgraduate research in Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, SriLanka
  • 2006
    First Prize– Postgraduate Poster Competition, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, SriLanka
  • 2005
    Presidential Awards for Research Excellence (1 Award)
  • 2004
    Presidential Awards for Research Excellence (2 Awards)

Grants

  • 2011-2014
    National Research Council of Sri Lanka–Metabolite Profiling of SriLankan Tea Germplasm, Rs 9.5 million,
  • 1999-2003
    National Research Council of SriLanka–Preformed and Induced Resistance of Tea Leaf against Exobasidium vexans infection, Rs 5.2 million

Fellowships

  • 1999
    Pesticide Residue Chemistry, University of Uppsala, Sweden
  • 2002
    Flavonoid analysis and Biosynthesis, Technical University of Munich, Germany