Ms CL Kehelpannala and Mr M Mallique Qader postgraduate research students of the Natural Products Research project working under the supervision of Prof. Savitri Kumar and Prof. Lalith Jayasinghe received the prestigious Kandiah Awards for 2017 from the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon. Awardees received these awards at the 46th Annual Sessions and 76th Anniversary of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon held on June 14th 2017.
The Kandiah Memorial Award for Applied Chemistry and the Kandiah Memorial award for Basic Chemistry were awarded to Ms. C.L. Kehelpannala and Mr. M. Mallique Qader respectively, for outstanding academic achievements and personal excellence on the research work conducted at a Higher Educational Institute in Sri Lanka. They delivered the Kandiah Memorial Award Lectures at the Inaugural / Technical Sessions. Kandiah Awards have been received for the second consecutive year (two awards out of three) to the Natural Products Research Group of the NIFS.