Awarded for the best research contribution in Chemistry carried out by a postgraduate student registered for a postgraduate degree by either course work or/ and research at a Higher Educational Institute in Sri Lanka and for work carried out in Sri Lanka, with the exception of special analysis that cannot be done in the country. Such results should be less than 20% of the findings from the work. Sandwich programs carried out partially abroad do not qualify for the award.
These awards are made annually to commemorate Professor A Kandiah, the first President of the Chemical Society of Ceylon. Professor Kandiah served the University of Ceylon from 1933 to 1951. He was the Professor of Chemistry at the University of Ceylon until his death.
Each award will comprise a Bronze Medal and a sum of Rs 10000/-.
The recipient of each award shall be invited to deliver the “Kandiah Memorial Award Lecture” at the Institute’s Annual Sessions.
C 1 Kandiah Award for Basic Chemistry
This award will be made annually for research predominately in basic Chemistry (Organic, Inorganic, Physical, and Analytical).
C 2 Kandiah Award for Applied Chemistry
This award will be made annually for research in Chemistry related areas such as polymer, food, biochemistry, biotechnology, where interdisciplinary research is involved and provided that chemistry has a central role and comprises at least 50% of the content.
C 3 Kandiah Memorial Graduateship Award
This will be awarded annually for the best piece of research in the Chemical Sciences carried out by a Graduate Chemist of the College of Chemical Sciences/Institute Chemistry Ceylon registered with a Higher Education Institute for a Post Graduate Degree.