Awards

A summary of the available awards in the faculty is given below. Details of the specific requirements for each award can be obtained by following the link or from the Examinations branch of the University and the relevant Department of Study.

The Mr. & Mrs. V.W. Samaranayake Memorial Gold Medal was founded by Professor V.K. Samaranayake, former Professor of Mathematics, University of Colombo, Mrs. V.K. Samaranayake and Mr. V.A. Samaranayake of the Department of Statistics, Kansas University, USA in memory of the late Mr. & Mrs. V.W. Samaranayake.
The award should be made to the student with the highest GPA among those having a GPA of 3.25 and above in the special degree programme in Statistics.

The Coomaraswamy Prize was founded at the Ceylon University  College  in  1922  by  the  late  Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam in memory of his uncle Sir Mutu Coomaraswamy.

The prize is awarded to the student who shows the highest competence in the General Science Degree programme.

The Bhikaji Framji Khan Gold Medal for Chemistry was established at the Ceylon University College in 1938 by Mr. F.P. Khan. The medal is awarded to the student  who  shows  the  highest  competence  in Chemistry  at  the  Special  Degree  examination.

Dr. C.A. Hewavitharana Memorial Prizes were founded in 1951 by Mrs. C.A. Hewavitharana. One prize is awarded for Sanskrit and one for Physics, in memory of her husband, the late Dr. C.A. Hewavitharana, FRCS (Eng.) LRCP (Lond), a member of the Ceylon University College Council.  The prize is awarded to the student who shows the highest competence in Physics at the Special Degree examination.

The Professor B.L.T. de Silva Memorial Award was established in memory of the late Professor, B.L.T. de Silva, Professor of Botany, University of Ceylon, by his colleagues and students.

The award is for the student who exhibits the best performance  in  the  Plant  Sciences  or  Plant Biotechnology Special Degree programmes offered by the Department of Plant Sciences.

The Justin Samarasekara Award was established in 1979  by  Mr.  Justin  Samarasekara  of  Justin Samarasekara Associates, Colombo (Architects).

The award is for the most outstanding student in the faculty.

The Dharmadasa Punchihewa Memorial Prize was founded by Mr. & Mrs. G.W. Jayasuriya in 1983, in memory of Mrs. Jayasuriya’s father, the late Mr. Dharmadasa Punchihewa.

The prize is awarded for the best performance, with either a first or a second class upper division, in the Special Degree examination in Mathematics.

The Award was established in 1987 by Mr. H.D.S.A. Gunawardena  (a  student  of  Professor  A.W. Mailvaganam),  in  memory  of  Professor  A.W . Mailvaganam, Professor of Physics at the University of Ceylon and University of Colombo

The prize is awarded to the student placed first with either a First Class or a Second Class upper division in the Special Degree examination in Physics.

This award was established in memory of Sir Nigel Ball,  M.A.,  Sc.D.  (Dub.)  by  Professor  B.A. Abeywickrema. Sir Nigel Ball was appointed the Professor of Botany in the University College in 1924 and in 1942 in the University of Ceylon.

The award is for the best performance in Advanced Plant  Physiology  and  Plant Biochemistry  in  the Special Degree programmes of the Department of Plant Sciences.

This award was established in memory of Professor P.C. Sarbadhikari by Professor B.A. Abeywickrema. Professor P.C. Sarbadhikari, M.Sc. (Calcutta), Ph.D., D.Sc. (London) was appointed as a Lecturer in Botany at the University College in 1925. He was appointed the Professor of Botany in 1943.

This award is for the best performance in Plant Sciences in the General Degree programme.

This award was established in memory of Prof. Stanley  Wijesundera,  formerly  Vice-Chancellor, University of Colombo, by his wife Mrs. Anoja Wijesundera.

The award is for best performance in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology course units in the Special Degree programme.

This  award  was  established  by  Professor  H.D. Gunawardhana, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Mrs. P.C. Nanayakkara, in memory of their parents, Mr. H. Dharmachandra Gunawardhana and Mrs. Tamarasa Podimenike Handinnapola Gunawardhana.

This award is for the best performance in Analytical Chemistry  in  the  Chemistry Special  Degree programme

The  staff members of the Department of Plant Sciences established this award in recognition of the excellent   service   rendered   by   Prof.   B.A. Abeywickrema, formerly Professor of Botany.

This award is for the best performance in Plant Systematics  and  Ecology  related  courses  (as specified by the Department) in the Plant Sciences Special Degree Programme.

The  University  of  Colombo  Science  Teachers Association established this endowment in 1985 in memory of Dr. ( Mrs.) Swarna Senathirajah of the Department of Plant Sciences.

The prize is awarded to the Special Degree Student of the Department of Plant Sciences,   who performs best in the Genetics and Plant Breeding courses of the Department of Plant Sciences.

Mr. Dhammika and the late Dr. Maya Gunasekara established this award in 1995.The award is made to the student who shows the highest competence and having a First Class, in Physical Science in the General Degree.

Dr. (Mrs.) L.G. Arumugam established, in 1986, an endowment with the UGC in order to award five Scholarships  and  two  Gold  Medals  to  various universities in memory of her late husband Mr. Joseph Nalliah Arumugam, (CBS, CCS, B.Sc., and Barrister-at-Law). A gold medal is awarded to the student who shows the highest competence in the final examination in Science.

The award was established in 2001 in honor of the late Professor R.S. Ramakrishna by his students. A gold medal is awarded for the best performance in Inorganic Chemistry in the Chemistry Special Degree programme.

The award was established in 2001 in memory of the late Professor Pearlyn Pereira by her students.

A gold medal is awarded for the best performance in Physical Chemistry in the Chemistry Special Degree programme.

The Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka established the award in 2001 in memory of the late P.B. Karunaratne, field ornithologist.

A gold medal is awarded for the best performance in Ornithology  in  the  Zoology  Special  Degree programme

The Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka established the above award for an environment related course in 2001.

A gold medal is awarded for the best performance in the Business and Environment stream of the four year General Degree Programme.

The above medal was established by the staff of the Department of Statistics.

The Gold medal shall be awarded to the student who obtains highest marks for the final year project with a grade “A or above” amongst those having a GPA of 3.25 or above in the Industrial Statistics Special Degree Programme.

The above medal was established by the staff of the Department of Statistics.

The Gold medal shall be awarded to the student who obtains the highest GPA amongst those having a GPA of 3.25 or above in the Industrial Statistics Special Degree Programme.

 

The above Gold Medal was established by the staff of the Department of Statistics.

A gold medal is awarded for the best performance in the final year project with an “A” grade in the Statistics special degree programme, having at least a GPA of 3.25.

The following Gold Medals were established by Dr.Tuwab Fazleabas F.R.C.S. (England) in 1999.

  • Gold Medal for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Awarded to a student who has shown the highest competence at the Special Degree examination in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

  • Gold Medal for Mathematics

Awarded to a student who has shown the highest competence at the Special Degree examination in Mathematics.

  • Gold Medal for Pharmacy

Awarded to the student who has shown the highest competence at the Special Degree examination in Pharmacy.

  • Gold Medal for Zoology

Awarded to the student who has shown the highest competence at the Special Degree examination in Zoology.

  • Gold Medal  for  Research  Project  in Zoology

Awarded to the student who has shown the highest competence in the research project in Zoology with an “A” grade.

  • Gold Medal  for  Research  Project  in Physics

Awarded to the student who has shown the highest competence in the research project in Physics with an “A” grade.

The Gold Medal shall be awarded to the student who obtains the highest aggregate mark for the course units in Organic Chemistry offered in the B.Sc. Special Degree programme in Chemistry.

The above Gold Medal was established by the Department  of  Statistics.  The  Gold  medal  is awarded to the student who obtains a minimum GPA of 3.25 and the highest marks for the final year project with an “A” grade in the Statistics with Computer science special degree programme.

Professor  V.K.  Samaranayake  Memorial  Gold Medal was founded by the Department of Statistics and will be awarded to the student who obtains the highest GPA among those having a GPA of 3.25 or above  in  the  Special  degree  programme  in Statistics with Computer Science.

Established in 2004 in the memory of the late Douglas  Amarasekera,  former  Professor  of Mathematics, University of Colombo and is awarded to the student who performs best in the special degree Pure Mathematics courses with at least a 2nd class upper division.

This award was established in 2004 by Emeritus Professor P.W. Epasinghe  in memory of  his parents. A gold medal is awarded to the student who  has  shown  the  highest  competence  in Mathematics at the Special Degree examination and having a First Class

This is awarded to the best student (based on the weighted average) in the biological Science stream. However, the student will only be eligible for the award if he/she has obtained a B.Sc. (General) degree with First Class Honours.

The award should not be made to students who have been found guilty of misconduct, and if any award is not made during any year, the amount of money available for such award should be added to the capital.

This Medal was established in memory of Mr. A.G.W. Perera. The Gold Medal shall be awarded to the student who obtains the highest GPA among those having a GPA of 3.5 or above and a First Class in the Engineering Physics Special Degree programme.

This Gold Medal shall be awarded to the student who obtains the highest GPA among those having a GPA of 3.5 & above and a First Class in the Computational Physics Special Degree programme.