President’s Awards for Scientific Publication under President’s patronage

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The President’s Awards for Scientific Publication held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Taj Samudra in Colombo, yesterday (06).

President’s Awards for Scientific Publication were started in 2001 to recognize Sri Lankan scientists with a Sri Lankan institutional affiliation whose work reached international standards, and to provide an incentive to increase national scientific productivity. This Awards ceremony was organized by the National Research Council.

This year, 200 scientists received awards for their Scientific Publications for the year 2015.

State Minister of Science Technology and Research Lakshman Seneviratne, Ministry Secretary Mr. Udaya R Senevirathne, , Prof H Janaka de Silva, Chairman of the National Research Council, Executive Secretary Manisha Manisha Rajapakse and others participated on this occasion.

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