Prof. Lalitha S. Fernando, the Head of the Department of Public Administration was awarded as an Excellent Alumna of the year- 2016 in National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Thailand. She received this plaque of honor on 15th of Thursday, September 2016. This was organized by the NIDA in association with the Graduate School of Public Administration (GSPA) which is one of oldest Faculties of the NIDA and the Alumni Association of the NIDA. The University recognizes its outstanding alumni every year and for the year 2016, 17 awards were granted by recognizing its outstanding Alumni from its 11 Schools. Being recognizing as a distinguished member of the NIDA ALUMNI, Prof. Lalitha S. Fernando remarked another victorious landmark in her academic and professional life.