Awards

  • 2018
    The National Research Council (NRC) Merit Award for Scientific Publication
  • 2015
    President’s Award for Scientific Publication. 2013. by President, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
  • 2005
    Outstanding Graduate Student 2005- Awarded by the Na tural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, USA - 2005
  • 2004
    Francis Clark Soil Biology Scholarship for Academic Year 2004- 2005- Awarded by the College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University, USA - 2004
  • 1999
    The President’s Research Bonus 1999- Awarded by by President, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
  • 1998
    1997- 1998 John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award (Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award), by University of Wyoming, USA - 1998
  • 1997
    Outstanding General Biology Teaching Assistant Award for the 1996-1997 Academic Year by University of Wyoming, USA -1997
  • 1995
    International Student Scholarship for the 1995/1996 Academic Year by University of Wyoming, USA - 1995
  • 1986
    Scholarship for the performance at the First Year examination in Science by the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka - 1986
  • 1986
    Mahapola Higher Education (Merit) Sholarship awarded by the Government of Sri Lanka - 1984
  • 1979
    Best All-Round Student in the District (Certificate) by the Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka -1979. Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education of the Staff Development Centre, University of Colombo and Certificate from the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), England in recognition of achieving the above certificate

Grants

  • 2019
    Co-PI ‘Research Programme on Meditation, Mindfulness and Health’ - A research grant under the Development Oriented Research (DOR) – Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)-Humanities, Education, Management, Social Sciences (HEMS) Grant scheme of the Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development (AHEAD) project funded by World Bank `{`Ongoing`}`
    2019. Co-PI ‘Research Programme on Meditation, Mindfulness and Health’ – A research grant under the Development Oriented Research (DOR) – Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)-Humanities, Education, Management, Social Sciences (HEMS) Grant scheme of the Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development (AHEAD) project funded by World Bank [Ongoing]
  • 2017
    Principal Investigator (PI) ‘Assessment of climatic and socioeconomic benefits of converting degraded tea land in Sri Lanka to timber plantations’ University of Colombo (under Collaborative Research grant) `{`Ongoing`}`

    1. Principal Investigator (PI) ‘Assessment of climatic and socioeconomic benefits of converting degraded tea land in Sri Lanka to timber plantations’ University of Colombo (under Collaborative Research grant) [Ongoing]

  • 2016
    PI ‘Identification of the best agricultural management practices with better greenhouse gas benefits in salinity affected areas of South Asia’; Asia Pacific Network (APN), Japan (Only 10 regional projects have been selected within Asia Pacific region). `{`Ongoing`}`
    PI ‘Identification of the best agricultural management practices  with  better greenhouse gas benefits in salinity affected areas of South Asia’; Asia Pacific Network (APN), Japan (Only 10 regional projects have been selected within Asia Pacific region). [Ongoing]
  • 2014
    PI ‘Identification of the best agricultural management practices with better greenhouse gas benefits in salinity affected areas of South Asia’; Asia Pacific Network (APN), Japan (seed grant award for conducting a scoping workshop for development of a regional proposal with regional collaborators from South Asia)
    2014: PI ‘Identification of the best agricultural management practices  with  better greenhouse gas benefits in salinity affected areas of South Asia’; Asia Pacific Network (APN), Japan (seed grant award for conducting a scoping workshop for development of a regional proposal with regional collaborators from South Asia)
  • 2014
    PI ‘Development of a carbon neutral action plan for Colombo tea factory of Dilmah Conservation’; Dilmah Conservation
    2014: PI ‘Development of a carbon neutral action plan for Colombo tea factory of Dilmah Conservation’; Dilmah Conservation
  • 2014-2017
    Co-PI ‘Using insects as indicators of environmental health: Applications with Tiger beetles (Coleoptera-Cicindelidae) of Sri Lanka’ funded by University of Colombo (under Collaborative Research grants)
    2014-2017: Co-PI ‘Using insects as indicators of environmental health: Applications with Tiger beetles (Coleoptera-Cicindelidae) of Sri Lanka’ funded by University of Colombo (under Collaborative Research grants)
  • 2013
    PI ‘Carbon footprint analysis for Colombo tea factory of Dilmah Conservation’; Dilmah Conservation
    2013: PI  ‘Carbon footprint analysis for Colombo tea factory of Dilmah Conservation’; Dilmah Conservation
  • 2013-2016
    PI ‘Assessment of the life cycle carbon footprints of main agricultural export products of Sri Lanka for macro level decision support in relation to climate change’; University of Colombo (under Collaborative Research grant)
    2013-2016: PI ‘Assessment of the life cycle carbon footprints of main agricultural export products of Sri Lanka for macro level decision support in relation to climate change’; University of Colombo (under Collaborative Research grant)
  • 2013-2016
    PI ‘Strengthening of capacity for assessment of life cycle carbon footprints of main agricultural export products of Sri Lanka in relation to climate change’; National Research Council (NRC) of Sri Lanka
    2013-2016: PI ‘Strengthening of capacity for assessment of life cycle carbon footprints of main agricultural export products of Sri Lanka in relation to climate change’; National Research Council (NRC) of Sri Lanka
  • 2013-2017
    Co-PI ‘Estimation of carbon fluxes for the South Asian region using Maximum Likelihood Ensemble Filter (MLEF)’; National Research Council (NRC) of Sri Lanka
    2013-2017: Co-PI ‘Estimation of carbon fluxes for the South Asian region using Maximum Likelihood Ensemble Filter (MLEF)’; National Research Council (NRC) of Sri Lanka