Senior Professor Sampath Amaratunge, the chairman of the University Grants Commission and the Professor Chair of the Department of Business Economics was awarded by a topmost national order in Japan, “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon” by the Emperor of Japan. The award was conferred to Snr. Prof. Amaratunge in recognition of his outstanding contribution to international relations, his commitment to promoting the Japanese Culture in the international arena, new and his advancement in research in the field of Rural development.
The official felicitation ceremony of this event by the Department of Business Economics was held on 29th December at the Senate Board Room of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm. At the event, Senior Professor Sampath Amarathunge was felicitated by the academics, non-academics of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, and the students of the Department of Business Economics. Following the official ceremony, a felicitation dinner was organized at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo, on the same day and was graced by the presence of a few academia and alumina of the Department.