Vidya Jyothi

The Vidya Jyothi (Sinhala: විද්‍යාජෝති; Tamil: வித்யா ஜோதி, romanized: Vityā Jōti) is a Sri Lankan national honour awarded "for outstanding scientific and technological achievements".[1] It is the highest national honour for science in Sri Lanka for outstanding contribution to the development of the country through dedicated work in the chosen field. It is conventionally used as a title or prefix to the awardee's name.

Vidya Jyothi ranks lower than Veera Chudamani.

AwardeesEdit

Awardees include:[2]

1986
1987
1988
1989
  • Ratna Sabapathy Cooke
1990
1991
  • Hapugoda Rankotge Premaratne
  • Raja Hemapala de Silva
1992
1993
  • Karannagoda Kankanamalage Yasaratne Wijayasundara Perera
  • Herathmudiyanselage Herbert Ratnayake Samarasinghe
  • Rezvi Sheriff
  • Welapura Naidelage Gemunu Silva
1994
  • Shelton Aloysius Cabraal
  • Cecil Ashley de Vos
  • Stella Gertrude de Silva
1998
  • D. P. Anura Fernando
  • C. B. Dissanayake
  • M. A. Careem
  • J. B. Peiris
  • Diyanath Samarasinghe
  • Senaka Dias Bandaranayake
  • Arjuna Aluwihare
  • V. K. Samaranayake
  • R. O. Barnes Wijesekera
2005
2017 [3]
  • Alagiyawanna Mohotti Appuhamillage Nimal Kitsiri Senanayake
  • Bandula Wijayarathna
  • Colvin Ananda Samarasinghe
  • Delpechitracharige Gajabahu Harendra de Silva
  • De Silva T. K. Nimal Padmasena
  • Errol Radcliffe Jansz
  • Lal Gotabhaya Chandrasena
  • Mahamendige Wilfred Joseph Gerard Mendis
  • Moderage Marian Rohan Waas Jayasekara
  • Sarath Wimalabandara Kotagama
  • Upali Tissa Vitarana
2018

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gunawardena, Charles A. (2005). Encyclopedia Of Sri Lanka. Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd. p. 254. ISBN 9781932705485.
  2. ^ http://www.presidentsoffice.gov.lk/?page_id=340 List of National Honour Awardess
  3. ^ http://www.sundaytimes.lk/170319/news/national-honours-after-12-years-233395.html 2017 National Honour Awardees
  4. ^ President confers ‘National Honours’ on 70 distinguished personalities. Daily News (Sri Lanka), Retrieved on 20 August 2019.
  5. ^ President confers ‘National Honours’ on 70 distinguished personalities National Awards. Guruwaraya (Sri Lanka)
  6. ^ Prof. Arjuna P de Silva for being conferred with Vidya Jyothi Honours. The Old Boys’ Association, S. Thomas' College, Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka.

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