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At the Research Awards Ceremony – 2017 of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura organized by the Research Council of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura a large number of academic members were honored for their contribution in publishing research at national/international conferences, peer-reviewed/indexed journals and conducting high-quality researches.

This Research Award system was conducted through 10 categories where eligible candidates were given monetary awards and certificates. The researcher having the highest h index was awarded a special prize at faculty level, the Early Career Researcher Awards was awarded to the Best Researcher less than 40 years and Vice Chancellor’s Award was awarded to the Best Researcher of the University following a stringent selection process.

List of winners

1. Vice Chancellor’s Award (Award for the Best Researcher of the Year)

Professor U.G. Chandrika
Department of Bio-Chemistry
Faculty of Medical Sciences

2. Early Career Research Award

Dr. J M K C Jeewandara
Department of Family Medicine
Faculty of Medical Sciences

3. Researchers Having Highest Citations (Three awards for each faculty)           

Faculty of Applied Sciences

First Place: -Dr.  M S Vithanage (Citations 1017)
Second Place: -Dr.  R M A U Rajapaksha (Citations 760)
Third Place: -Dr.  W L I Wijesekara (Citations 411)

Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce

First Place: -Senior Prof.  K D Gunawardane (Citations 31)
Second Place: -Prof.  G G Aruna Shantha(Citations 27)
Third Place: -Senior Prof.  R G Ariyawansa (Citations 15)

Faculty of Medical Sciences

First place: -Dr.  S S P Warnakulasooriya (Citations 86)
Second Place: -Dr. B C V Senarathna (Citations 84)
Third Place: -Senior Prof. S S N Fernando (Citations 75)

Faculty of Technology

First Place: -Dr.  S D Udayanga (Citations 375)
Second Place: -Dr.  K G L R Jayathunga (Citations 30)

Faculty of Engineering

First Place: -Dr.  S A A M Subasinghe (Citations 19)

4. Researcher Having Highest H-Index (Three awards for each faculty)                     

Faculty of Applied Sciences

First Place: -Dr.  M S Vithanage (h-index 28)
Second Place: -Dr.  R M A U Rajapaksha (h-index 19)
Third Place: -Dr.  M G D SManamgoda (h-index 17)

Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce

First Place:- Senior Prof. R G Ariyawansa (h-index 5)
First Place:-Prof.  D S R Samarasinghe (h-index 5) (Both are First Place)

Faculty of Medical Sciences

First Place: -Senior Prof.  S Ekanayake (h-index 12)
Second Place: -Prof.  J K P Wanigasuriya (h-index 11)
Third Place: -Prof.  U G Chandrika (h-index 10)

Faculty of Technology

First Place: -Dr.  S D Udayanga (h-index 20)
Second Place: -Dr.  K  G L R Jayathunga (h-index 07)

Faculty of Engineering

First Place: -Dr.  S A A M Subasinghe (h-index 05)

5. Researcher having Highest Citation Impact (One Award for each faculty) 

1. W. S. P. Y. N. Kanthilatha Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences (Citation Impact – 4.5)
2. M.S. Vithanage Faculty of Applied Sciences (Citation Impact – 318.5)
3. K. P. L. Chandralal Faculty of Mgt. Studies&Commerce (Citation Impact – 21.5)
4. B. C. V. Senarathna Faculty of Medical Sciences (Citation Impact – 33)
5. K. G. L. R. Jayathunga Faculty of Technology (Citation Impact – 12)
6. M. N. Dharmaweera Faculty of Engineering (Citation Impact – 9.5)

 6. Researchers who have obtained External Research Grants

Faculty of Applied Sciences

  1. M. L. C. Attygalle: -Dept. of Physics
  2. N. M. S. Sirimuthu: -Dept. of Chemistry
  3. K. M. E. P. Fernando:- Dept. of Botany
  4. Prof. M.M. Pathmalal: -Dept. of Zoology
  5. N. M. M. G. S. B. Navarathne: -Dept. of Food Science & Technology
  6. D. D. C. Wanniarachchi: -Instrument Centre

Faculty of Medical Sciences

  1. S. W. Wimalasekara: -Dept. of Physiology
  2. P. H. K. I. S. Ranasinghe: -Dept. of Parasitology
  3. Prof. Sagarika Ekanayake: -Dept. of Biochemistry
  4. J. K. P. Wanigasuriya: -Dept. of Medicine
  5. E. A. S. T. Edirisinghe:-Dept. of Anatomy

 7. Departments Having the Highest Cumulative Citations in the Year 2017 (Three awards per faculty)

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Third Place: -Department of Economics (Citations 23)
Second Place: -Department of History & Archeology (Citations 27)
First place: -Department of Anthropology (Citations 42)

Faculty of Applied Sciences

First place: -Department of Food Science & Technology (Citations 554)
Second Place: -Department of Botany (Citations 503)
Third Place: -Department of Chemistry (Citations 440)

Faculty of Management Studies & Commerce

First place: -Department of Human Resource Management (Citations 131)
Second Place: -Department of Marketing Management (Citations 111)
Third Place: -Department of Accounting (Citations 82)

Faculty of Medical Sciences

First place: -Department of Microbiology (Citations 575)
Second Place: -Department of Medicine (Citations 240)
Third Place: -Department of Community Medicine (Citations 233)

Faculty of Technology

First place: -Department of Bio-system Technology (Citations 418)
Second Place: -Department of Engineering Technology (Citations 85)
Third Place: -Department of Information & Communication Technology (Citations 13)

Faculty of Engineering

First place: -Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Citations 64)
Second Place: -Department of Mechanical Engineering (Citations 14)
Third Place: -Department of Civil Engineering (Citations 09)

8. Conference Proceedings published by University

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Vidyodaya Undergraduate Research Day (VURD 2017)
Conference-Chairperson – Dr. A M N Wasantha Mendis

 Faculty of Applied Sciences

22nd International Forestry & Environment Symposium 2017
Symposium-Chairperson – Dr. U A D P Gunawardena

Faculty of Management Studies & Commerce

14th International Conference on Business Management
Conference-Chairperson – Dr. A G C Gunathilake

12th Faculty of Management Studies & Commerce Research Sessions
Conference-Chairperson – Dr.  K S L Gunawardene

13th Faculty of Management Studies & Commerce Research Sessions
Conference-Chairperson – Dr.  K S L Gunawardene

International Conference on Real Estate Management & Valuation 2017
Conference-Chairperson – Prof. K G P K Weerakoon

4th International HR Conference 2017
Conference-Chairperson – Snr. Prof. HemanthaKottawatta

Student Conference in Finance 2017
Coordinator – Dr. R P C R Rajapakshe

Undergraduate Research Day 2017
Conference-Chairperson – Snr. Prof. R L S Fernando

Operation & Technology Management Research Symposium 2017
Department Head – Mrs. D M Wedage

Faculty of Medical Sciences

The Scientific Sessions 2017 “Building Bridges for Better Health”
Conference-Chairperson – Snr. Prof. Neluka Fernando

Asia Pacific Conference of Emerging Viral Infection
Congress-Chairperson – Prof. G N Malavige

International Conference on Drug Discovery & Development 2017
Dean (FMS) – Snr. Prof. S G Yasawardena

The 3rd International Conference on Public Health (ICOPH 02017)
Dean (FMS) – Snr. Prof. S G Yasawardena

9. Journals published in the University

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Journal of Tropical Forestry & Environment
Chief Editor – Prof. H S Amarasekara

Faculty of Management Studies & Commerce

Vidyodaya Journal of Management
Chief Editor –Dr. B J H Arachchige

Sri Lankan Journal of Human Resource Management
Chief Editor – Snr.  Prof.  H H D N P Opatha

Sri Lankan Journal of Real Estate
Chief Editor –Prof. K G P K Weerakoon

Sri Lanka Journal of Economic Research
Chief Editor –Dr. M S SPerera

 List of all Awardees (Category 1 to 6)>>


Research Awards 2017 Winners (PPT)

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