The academic staff members of the department received following awards for their research work.

Year of AwardStaff MemberAward Details
2016Prof. D.U.J. SonnadaraMost Outstanding Senior Researcher in Physical Sciences

Awarded by – CVCD
2015Prof. D.U.J. SonnadaraUniversity Research Awards (Science)

Awarded by – University of Colombo
2014Prof. D.U.J. SonnadaraMerit Award for Scientific Publications

Awarded by – National Research Council (NRC)
2012Dr. H. H. E. JayaweeraPresidential Award for Excellence in Research
Prof. J. K. D. S. JayanettiMerit Award for Scientific Publications

Awarded by – National Research Council (NRC)
2011Dr. H. H. E. JayaweeraMerit Award for Scientific Publications

Awarded by – National Research Council (NRC)
2010Prof. J. K. D. S. JayanettiMerit Award for Scientific Publications

Awarded by – National Research Council (NRC)
2009Prof. D.U.J. SonnadaraCommendation Award for Fundamental Sciences

Awarded by – National Science Foundation
2008Prof. D.U.J. Sonnadara

Dr. I.M.K. Fernando
Presidential Award for Excellence in Research

Awarded by – National Research Council
2007Prof. D.U.J. Sonnadara

Dr. I.M.K. Fernando
Presidential Award for Excellence in Research

Awarded by – National Research Council
2006Prof. D.U.J. Sonnadara

Dr. I.M.K. Fernando
Presidential Award for Excellence in Research

Awarded by – National Research Council
2003Prof. D.U.J. Sonnadara

Prof. T.R. Ariyaratne
Commendation Award for Physics

Awarded by – National Science Foundation
2001Prof. J.K.D.S. JayanettiPresidential Award for Excellence in Research

Awarded by – National Research Council
1999Prof. T.R. Ariyaratne

Dr. R.V. Cooray

Dr. R. Lelwala
Presidential Award for Excellence in Research

Awarded by – National Research Council
1992Dr. K.P.S.C. JayaratneMerit Award for contributions to Sri Lankan Science

Awarded by – General Research Committee of SLAAS
1991Dr. K.P.S.C. JayaratneYoung Scientist Award for Physics

Awarded by – Third World Academy of Sciences