Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy

Ministry of Agriculture

Sri Lanka National Awards for Excellence in Agicultural Research

SLCARP Awards for excellence in agricultural research is an award scheme which has been initiated in 1998 by the Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy for recognizing outstanding achievement in agricultural research.

The objectives of the awards are to encourage and motivate agricultural scientists towards achieving high standards of scientific research, improving their career prospects and bestow recognition on outstanding contribution made towards advancement in national agricultural development. SLCARP Awards replaced the National Awards which is practiced earlier for the same purpose, with some modifications. In SLCARP Awards 2017 will recognize scientists by sectors: Plantation, Non Plantation and Fisheries and livestock while National Awards by island wide

Under this award scheme, the research studies undertaken in Sri Lanka by Sri Lankan scientists or by local institutions or by overseas research institutions where major part of the research work have been conducted in a Sri Lankan institution, are considered for the awards. Best scientists in respective area will be awarded certificates and a cash prizes.

Contestants are evaluated by an independent Selection Panel consisting eminent representatives from universities, research institutes and private sector in Sri Lanka.