The 2nd Peradeniya University Research Excellence Showcase was held on 29th August 2023 at the Joint Research and Demonstration Centre for Water Technology. The main purpose of this event was to showcase novel and cutting-edge research and locally developed solutions for national needs. Additionally, the top-tier researchers of the university were recognized. The Prof. Lakshman Samaranayake Award recipients and the Tier 4* researchers, based on the transparent research performance scheme stipulated in UGC Circular 05/2018, were presented at the award ceremony. Prof. Lakshman Samaranayake was present to give away a certificate and cash prize to the Prof. Lakshman Samaranayake Award recipients. The Vice-Chancellor and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor awarded plaques and certificates to Tier 4* researchers. The official website of the University Research Council was also launched during this event.
Leading researchers of the University of Peradeniya, key members of government organizations, company CEOs, and university research administrators participated in the event. In parallel to the award ceremony, an exhibition was held to showcase the research outputs of over 50 research projects covering the areas of agriculture and biological sciences, biomedical and health sciences, engineering and physical sciences, and intelligent systems and algorithms. A large gathering was present to witness these research showcases.