Awards and Orations

Awards

  • 2023
    Member of the champion Sri Lankan team that won the 'Tournament of Minds', an international neurology quiz conducted at the World Congress of Neurology 2023, Montreal, Canada.
  • 2023
    Senate commendation for research excellence, University of Colombo, 2022
  • 2023
    Second place of the oral presentation Award, Annual Scientific Sessions of the Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists.
  • 2023
    Award for Teaching Excellence in the Clinical Sciences Stream, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
  • 2023
    Award for Teaching Excellence in the Applied Sciences Stream, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
  • 2023
    Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities, Society and Professionalism Stream, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
  • 2022
    Senate commendation for research excellence, University of Colombo, 2021
  • 2022
    Senate commendation for research excellence, University of Colombo, 2020
  • 2022
    Award for Teaching Excellence in the Clinical Sciences Stream, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
  • 2022
    Award for Teaching Excellence in the Applied Sciences Stream, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
  • 2022
    Award for Teaching Excellence in the Basic Sciences Stream, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
  • 2022
    Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities, Society and Professionalism Stream, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
  • 2021
    Award for the ‘Best Publication by a Physician in 2020’, Ceylon College of Physicians for the publication 'Prevalence, vulnerability and epidemiological characteristics of snakebite in agricultural settings in rural Sri Lanka: A population-based study from South Asia. PLoS ONE 15(12): e0243991.'
  • 2021
    Award for Teaching Excellence in the Clinical Sciences Stream, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
  • 2021
    Award for Teaching Excellence in the Applied Sciences Stream, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
  • 2021
    Best oral presentation Award, Annual Scientific Sessions of the Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists.
  • 2020
    K Rajasuriya Award for the best poster presentation, Annual Academic Sessions of the Ceylon College of Physicians
  • 2020
    Award for the ‘Best Publication by a Physician in 2019’, Ceylon College of Physicians for the publication 'Selected serum cytokines and nitric oxide as potential multi-marker biosignature panels for Parkinson disease of varying durations: a case-control study. BMC Neurol. 2019 Apr 6;19(1):56.'
  • 2020
    Inaugural Award for Teaching Excellence in the Clinical Sciences Stream, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
  • 2020
    Inaugural Award for Teaching Excellence in the Applied Sciences Stream, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
  • 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2009, 1999
    President’s Award for Scientific Publication
  • 2014
    National Research Council Merit Award for Scientific Publication
  • 2016
    Best poster Award, Annual Scientific Sessions of the Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists.
  • 2016
    Award for the ‘Best Publication by a Physician in 2015’, Ceylon College of Physicians for the publication 'Prevalence of Stroke and Its Risk Factors in Urban Sri Lanka: Population-Based Study. Stroke. 2015 Oct;46(10):2965-8.'
  • 2015
    Best paper from the outstations Award, South Asia Paediatric Association and Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians Congress.
  • 2015
    Best free paper Award, Annual Scientific Sessions of the Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists.
  • 2015
    Runner up – Best Poster Award, Annual Scientific Sessions of the Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists.
  • 2014
    Best Scientific Poster Award, Singapore International Physiotherapy Congress.
  • 2012
    Wilson Peiris Award - Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress.
  • 2012
    SLMA Prize for Best Poster.
  • 2011
    Award for the Best Poster at the Asia Pacific Stroke Conference.
  • 2009
    World Congress of Neurology Bursary, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2005
    Graduate Scholarship, St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford, UK.
  • 2004
    International Society of Neuroimmunology (ISNI) Travel Award.
  • 2003
    Commonwealth Scholarship Award to read for a doctorate (DPhil) in Clinical Neurology at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
  • 1999
    Award of Excellence in Research, University of Colombo.
  • 1997
    Wilson Pieris Award, Sri Lanka Medical Association.
  • 1996
    Commonwealth Foundation Medical Electives Scholarship, Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research, Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 1996
    Student of the Year, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • 1996
    The Sir Andrew Caldecott Gold Medal for Final MBBS
  • 1996
    Rajasuriya Prize for Clinical Medicine
  • 1996
    Professor K Dharmadasa Gold Medal for Clinical Medicine
  • 1996
    The Dudinjishaw Dadabhoy Gold Medal for Medicine
  • 1996
    Dr D de S Muthucumarana Memorial Prize for Medicine
  • 1996
    The Rockwood Gold Medal for Surgery
  • 1996
    Dr MVP Pieris Award for Surgery
  • 1996
    Dr Alaric Jayasinghe Memorial Gold Medal for Paediatrics
  • 1996
    Joseph Nalliah Arumugam Memorial Scholarship
  • 1996
    Flora and Wilson Bandaranayake Memorial Book Award
  • 1996
    Mr and Mrs SK Ramaswamy Iyer Scholarship
  • 1996
    Herath Gunaratne Prize for 3rd MBBS
  • 1996
    Dr HJ Hazari Medal for 3rd MBBS
  • 1996
    Vanderstraaten Silver Medal for Hygiene
  • 1996
    NSO Mendis Gold Medal for Pharmacology
  • 1996
    Loos Gold Medal for Pathology
  • 1996
    Daphne Attygalle Medal for Pathology
  • 1996
    Gladys Jayawardene Gold Medal for Parasitology
  • 1996
    Dr Vaitialingam Gold Medal for Physiology

Orations

  • ‘Tropical Neurology’. Keynote lecture: Sir Byrom Bramwell Lecture, Neurology symposium, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 10 November 2022, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
  • ‘Autoimmune encephalitis: A Sri Lankan experience’. JB Peiris Oration 2021 at the 14th Annual Academic Sessions of the Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists, 12 – 15 February 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • ‘Friendly fire – neurons under attack! Studies from Sri Lanka’. SLMA Oration 2015 at the 128th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, 5 – 8 July 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • ‘Pathogenicity of autoantibodies in neurological disorders’. EV Pieris Memorial Oration 2011 at the 44th Annual Academic Sessions of the Ceylon College of Physicians, 15 – 17 September 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka