Awards and Orations

Awards

  • 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008 - 2015, 2017
    Presidential Research Awards
    Presidential Research Awards for Science 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017 for publications which have effectively appeared in international refereed periodicals, figuring in the Science Citation Index
  • 2018
    H.K.T. Fernando Award from the Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2018
    For the paper titled “Long term use of mefloquine amongst military personnel: a key strategy in the prevention of reintroduction of malaria to Sri Lanka” read at the 131st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. July 2018.
  • 2016 and 2017
    Senate Award for Research Excellence, 2016 & 2017
    Certificate of Commendation Awarded in recognition of excellence in research under open category for the years 2016 and 2017.
  • 2017
    The Vice Chancellors Award for Research Excellence, 2017
    Awarded in recognition of Excellence in Research in the year 2017.
  • 2017
    Kumaradasa Rajasuriya Prize for the best paper in Tropical Medicine, 2017
    For the paper titled “Plasmodium vivax relapses: a challenge to the prevention of reintroduction of malaria” read at the 130th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. July 2017.
  • 2017
    SLMA Prize for the best poster, 2017
    For the poster titled “Diagnostic challenges and case management of the first important case of Plasmodium knowlesi reported in Sri Lanka” presented at the 130th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. July 2017.
  • 2016
    Award from the Anti Malaria Campaign for the contribution towards malaria elimination in Sri Lanka, 2016
  • 2016
    NRC Merit Award for Scientific Publications, 2016
    For scientific research published in 2016.
  • 2015
    Second Prize at the 24th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2015
    For the paper titled “Patterns and predictive factors of long lasting impregnated bed net usage in a previously high malaria endemic area in Sri Lanka: a cross sectional survey”. 12-14th August 2015
  • 2013
    Kumaradasa Rajasuriya Prize for the best paper in Tropical Medicine, 2013
    Kumaradasa Rajasuriya Prize for the best paper in Tropical Medicine titled “Meeting challenges to microscopic diagnosis in malaria surveillance under field conditions in Sri Lanka” read at the 126th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. July 2013
  • 2011
    Kumaradasa Rajasuriya Prize for the best paper in Tropical Medicine, 2011
    Kumaradasa Rajasuriya Prize for the best paper in Tropical Medicine titled “Extended surveillance for malaria in the Eastern and Northern Provinces of Sri Lanka through focused laboratory diagnostic services”. 124th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. June 2011
  • 2011
    Certificate for the best poster presentation at the Annual Research Symposium, University of Colombo, 2011
    Certificate for the best poster presentation for the paper titled “Association between interleukin - 13 polymorphisms and anti - malaria antibodies in a Sri Lankan population”.
  • 2010
    Zonta Woman of Achievement Award for Medicine, 2010
  • 2009
    Kumaradasa Rajasuriya Prize for the best paper in Tropical Medicine, 2009
    For the paper titled “Asymptomatic malaria infection in previously high endemic areas of Sri Lanka” read at the 122nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 2009.
  • 2009
    Certificate for Outstanding poster presentation, International Conference on Frontiers in Molecular Life Sciences, 2009
    Certificate for Outstanding poster presentation for the paper titled Awarded for the paper titled “Polymorphisms in the Tumour Necrosis Factor Genes and susceptibility to cutaneous leishmaniasis” at the International Conference on Frontiers in Molecular Life Sciences, 16th-18th September 2009, Colombo.
  • 2008
    First Prize at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2008
    For the paper titled “Genetic polymorphism in PVMSP-3 α and PVCS genes in Plasmodium vivax infections in Sri Lanka.
  • 2006
    CVCD Award for the most Outstanding Young Researcher in Health Sciences for the Year 2006
    CVCD (Committee of Vice Chancellors and Directors Sri Lanka) Excellence Award 2006: Most Outstanding Young Researcher in Health Sciences for the Year 2006. This is the highest research award that can be bestowed upon an academic in the country
  • 2006
    The Vice Chancellors Award for Research Excellence, 2006
    Awarded in recognition of Excellence in Research in the year 2006.
  • 2000, 2001, 2006
    Awards for recognition of Excellence in Research by the University of Colombo; Years 2001, 2002 & 2006
  • 2002
    Third Prize at the Eleventh Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2002
    for the paper titled “Evaluation of a Rapid Whole Blood Immunochromatographic Assay (RDT) for the Diagnosis of P.falciparum and P.vivax malaria”, June 2002
  • 2001
    Kumaradasa Rajasuriya prize for the best paper in Tropical Medicine, 2001
    Kumaradasa Rajasuriya prize for the best paper in Tropical Medicine titled “Impact of chloroquine prophylaxis in children living in a malaria endemic area in Sri Lanka” read at the 114th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 2001.

Orations

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