Research Awards


National Awards

Titular Honour – Vidya Jyothi -  to Prof. Eric H Karunanayake, Founder Director/IBMBB by the President, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Presidential Research Awards
Prof. Eric H Karunanayake – Founder Director
Prof. Kamani H Tennekoon - Director
Dr. Jagath Weerasena – Senior Lecturer
Dr. Shiroma Handunetti – Senior Lecturer

2008- Postgraduate Award (Commendation Award) at the 64th Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS) Colombo, Sri Lanka to HACK Ariyaratne (MPhil student) in recognition of postgraduate research carried out in Sri Lanka


International  Awards

2007- Travel Award from Asia and Oceania Federation of Clinical Biochemistry to attend the - Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemistry Congress, Beijing, China  - BHKR Sugathadasa, PhD student
2007 - Best Researcher Award at the 3rd International Conference on O-CHA (Tea) culture and Science, Shizuoka, Japan to K M Mewan (PhD student – indirect) for the presentation “Construction of genomic EST SSR based genetic linkage map of tea”

2008- Travel award from the International Federation of Cell Biology and Asia-Pacific International Molecular Biology Network to attend the 9th International Congress on Cell Biology and the 20th Annual Conference of the Korean Society for Molecular and Cell Biology - BHKR Sugathadasa, PhD student 
2008 - Excellent Poster Award at the 9th International Congress on Cell Biology and the 20th Annual Conference of the Korean Society for Molecular and Cell Biology to
BHKR Sugathadasa, KH Tennekoon, EH Karunanayake, JM Kumarasiri, APDS Wijesundera for the presentation “The -2548 G/A polymorphism in the human leptin gene promoter region is associated with plasma leptin levels; interaction with pre-eclampsia/pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH)

2010 - Under 34 Award from the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology to attend the 14th World Congress of Gynecological Endocrinology, Florence, Italy 2010 - Sumadee De Silva (MPhil/PhD student)
2010 - Under 34 Award from the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology to attend the 14th World Congress of Gynecological Endocrinology, Florence, Italy 2010- P Jayanthiny (PhD student)
2010 - One of the Three Best Posters Award at the 14th World Congress in Gynecological Endocrinology for the presentation “Characterisation of Mutations and Sequence Variants in the Breast cancer Susceptibility Gene 2 (BRCA 2) in a group of breast cancer patients in Sri Lanka” by S De Silva, KH Tennekoon, EH Karunanayake, JWN De Silva, I Amarasinghe and P Angunawela
2010- SABC scholarship to Sumadee De Silva (MPhil/PhD student) to present a paper “Characterisation of Mutations and Sequence Variants in the Breast cancer Susceptibility Gene 2 (BRCA 2) in a group of breast cancer patients in Sri Lanka” by S De Silva, KH Tennekoon, EH Karunanayake, JWN De Silva, I Amarasinghe and P Angunawela at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Conference, USA