Sen. Lect. (Dr.) Oshan Wedage of the Department of History and Archaeology, USJ, received the Sri Lankan President’s Award for the years 2019 and 2020, in recognition of his research work over the last few years, which includes his writings and contribution to several highly significant research and publications on Pleistocene human origins and adaptations. The award ceremony, graced by President Ranil Wickremasinghe and other dignitaries, was held on the 21st of November 2023, at Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Hall in Colombo.
The Sri Lankan ‘President’s Awards for Scientific Research’ is an event organized by the National Research Council of Sri Lanka to evaluate and recognize the strongest scientific research conducted in the country. The published scientific works selected for reviewing are source normalized based on weighted citations from internationally accepted journal ranking systems, avoiding bias towards any scientific discipline. Accordingly, the level of contribution of Sri Lankan research scientists in any scientific discipline is assessed and awarded for their research and innovation relating to science and technology.
The Department of History and Archaeology is proud to mention that this is Dr. Wedage’s 5th consecutive time receiving the President’s Award for his research work. The staff and the students of the Department of History and Archaeology congratulate Sen. Lect. (Dr.) Oshan Wedage for his significant career achievement!