The Special Award Committee has revealed that 39 individuals will receive the National Award for Special Achievement this year.
The recipients of the special medal honored by the President include one recipient who achieved an outstanding accomplishment in attaining the highest academic qualification (Ph.D.) and 32 recipients who achieved the highest rank in an academic or skill training course as well as six individuals who achieved the highest rank in an international exhibition or competition.
The special recognition award will also be awarded to two national sports teams this year.
Medals will also be presented by the President to 16 individuals who earned the title of Hafiz, and 17 students who achieved the top position in the world in various academic subjects.
Two scouts will also be awarded a special plaque of recognition while five scouts will be awarded the President’s Scout badge and six scouts will be awarded the Baden Powell badge.
The National Award for Special Achievement will be awarded to recipients at Dharubaaruge on November 10, at a special function to mark the Republic Day of 2019.