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Hiran Tillakeratne Special Awards for research carried out during the period 01.06.2012 to 31.05.2014

The Hiran Tillekeratne Research Fund was established in 1990 by the University Grants Commission Sri Lanka (UGC) with a generous donation of Rs. 2.15 million made by Mr. Eardley Tillekeratne.

The main objective of this research fund is to provide financial assistance to enhance research capacities and reward the most outstanding research carried out in following six academic disciplines; 

  • Agriculture
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Natural Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Economics 

The Award consists of a certificate and cash prize. Accordingly, 48 outstanding research projects conducted at 8 universities in above disciplines were funded from 1990 to 2013. 

The award ceremony of the Hiran Tillekeratne Research Fund for the Outstanding Postgraduate Research carried out during the period 01st June 2012 to 31st May 2014 was held on 11th December 2015 in the Board Room of the University Grants Commission.

It’s a great pleasure for us to congratulate the following award winners of the Hiran Tillekeratne Research Fund. 

Agriculture

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Mr. K.D.P.P. Gunathilake, Senior Lecturer, Department of Food Science & Technology, Faculty of Livestock, Fisheries & Nutition, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.

Economics

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Dr. (Mrs.) G.C. Samaraweera, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna

Medicine

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Dr. Sameera Ranganath Samarakoon

Natural Science

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Dr. K. Masakorala, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna

The event was presided by Professor Mohan de Silva, Chairman of the UGC and accompanied by the Dr. Priyantha Premakumara, Secretary of the UGC, Mr. Eardley Tillekeratne, donor of the Hiran Tillekeratne Research Fund and other UGC officials. 


  

 

 

 

 

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