Dr. M. A. V. Devanathan, the doyen of Physical Chemistry in Sri Lanka is one of the greatest and internationally renowned chemists. His name is associated with the Triple Layer Theory in Electrochemistry which is called Devanathan’s Triple Layer theory.
This award is made annually to commemorate the commendable contributions and devoted services of Dr. Devanathan to the international community, the nation and the professional body of chemists in Sri Lanka.
The award is for an exceptional research contribution of an original nature in the field of Physical Chemistry and or related areas, such as Physical-Inorganic, Physical-Organic and Biophysical chemistry.
The award comprises a Silver Medal and a cash of Rs.10,000. The recipient of the award shall be invited to deliver the “Devanathan Memorial Award Lecture” at the Institute’s Annual Sessions.
1993 – Prof O A Ileperuma
1997 – Dr R M G Rajapakse
2004 – Dr M D P De Costa
2008 – Prof K M N de Silva