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Friday, January 14, 2011 - 05.26 GMT

“Teachers of Physics Award 2010” in UK:
Sri Lankan teacher becomes the first Asian recipient


The Institute of Physics (IOP) UK has awarded one of the “Teachers of Physics Award 2010” to Priyankara Gunawardena, a teacher of Sri Lankan origin at Liverpool College. He is the first Asian recipient of the award.

Mr. Gunawardena was born in Sri Lanka and studied at Seevali College, Ratnapura and D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo, later graduating from the University of Colombo with an honours degree in Physics. After teaching at the University of Colombo and several international schools, he migrated to the UK in 2001 when he was offered a teaching position by an inner London school.

Commenting on the education opportunities for Sri Lankans in UK, Acting British High Commissioner, Mark Gooding, said “I congratulate Priyankara on his exceptional achievement, which exemplifies the strong UK-Sri Lanka links in education.”







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