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Ms Imesha Lakmini Hettige, a student of the Department of Chemistry, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, is the recipient of the Prof M. U. S. Sultanbawa Award – 2022, awarded by the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon. It was presented at the Inaugural Ceremony of the 51st Annual Sessions of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon on the 22nd of June, 2022, at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (SLFI). The award was presented to the paper titled, “Synthesis and characterization of platinum complexes with ethylenediamine and diethylenetriamine sulphonamide ligands towards biological applications”. Her work was supervised by Prof. Theshini Perera at the Department of Chemistry, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. The research essentially concentrated on the synthesis of N-sulphonamide ligands and their platinum complexes, which would be useful for anti-cancer and fluorescence imaging applications. This prestigious award is awarded to the best research paper presented at the Annual Sessions of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, recognizing the unique, distinguished and significant contribution made to the cause of Science, Chemistry, Education and Research in Sri Lanka.