Dr. Gayan Priyadarshana (PhD in Chemistry, University of Peradeniya), Senior Lecturer attached to the Department of Engineering Technology, Faculty of Technology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, was awarded President’s Award for Scientific Research, 26th August 2019, for highly rated scientific research, Urea-Hydroxyapatite Nanohybrids for Slow Release of Nitrogen (ACS NANO, Vol 11, Iss 2, pp 1214-1221)