On 25 March 2020, Professor Tilak P.D. Gamage, Faculty of Fishery and Marine Sciences and Technology, University of Ruhuna, has been granted the Guangdong Province Science and Technology Cooperation Award 2019 from the Government of Guangdong Province. There are 3 other international scientists, from Germany, France and India, who have also been presented the award this year.
The Guangdong Province Science and Technology Cooperation award had been initiated on 01 October 2000 by the Guangdong Province, with the intention of rewarding the citizens and organizations in China or outside China for their contribution in promoting science and technology in Guangdong. The award is presented annually and consists of 03 categories, for natural science, technical invention and progress in science and technology.
Professor Tilak Gamage is the co-director of the China-Sri Lanka Joint Centre for Education and Research. He had made great contribution to the development of marine sciences between the two countries. Under his guidance, many Sri Lankan students have pursued doctoral and master degrees at South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (SCSIO) and other research institutes under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Consulate General of Sri Lanka
31 March 2020