Professor Hema Wijewardena Gold Medal

This medal was established in 1994 by Professor Hema Wijewardena, the founding Head of the Department, a former Dean of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce and a former Professor in Commerce at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.  He was a Professor in Accounting and presently Honorary Principal fellow in the School of Accounting and Finance at the University of Wollongong, Australia.

Prof. Hema Wijewardena medal is awarded annually at the university convocation to a student who obtains the highest overall GPA (Grade Point Average) among the First Class Division Pass in the B. Com. (Special) Degree Programme.  The medal may be awarded to a student who obtains a Second Class (Upper Division) Pass with the highest overall GPA if there is no First Class Division Pass.

Hirdaramani Excellence Awards  

This Excellence Award is awarded annually by the Hirdaramani Group of Companies in memory of the late Mr. Bagawandas Hirdaramani and the late Mr. Nanda Hirdaramani, founder members of the Hirdaramani group. Awardees will receive a cash award and a certificate with effect from the year 2022.

The Excellence Award is presented to a student who obtains the,

  • Highest overall GPA in the B.Com (Special) Degree Part I – will receive the certificate and Rs.5,000
  • Highest overall GPA in the B.Com (Special) Degree Part II – will receive the certificate and Rs.10,000
  • Highest overall GPA in the B.Com (Special) Degree Part III –  will receive the certificate and Rs.15,000

Best Student Award

In order to strengthen the main intention of the degree programme, the Department has decided to offer a best student award for each subject offers by the Department, effective from 01.01.2017. The students who enrolled the Bachelor of Commerce (Special) Degree Programme are eligible to receive these awards. The students who take the highest mark for the Semester End Examinations of the following subjects offered by the Department of Commerce are selected as the best students. Accordingly, 18 students are eligible for receiving the best student award per academic year. However, if there are more than one students who scored highest mark per subject, more than one awards are offered per subject.

Scholarships offered by the Alumni Association of the Department of Commerce

These scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and or financial difficulties of the students.

Awards and Scholarships News


Annual Award Ceremony 2023

The Annual Award Ceremony of the Department of Commerce held on 26th September 2023 at the Senate Boardroom, USJ. Infinite 4.0 case study competition winners (15 students), Hirdaramani Excellence awardees (05 students), and Best student certificate awardees (21 students) were received cash prices, medals and certificates at the annual award ceremony. Mr. Ranil Pathirana, Group […]

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