Award ceremony of the SLCARP National Awards for the excellence in Agricultural Research, a mandatory function of the SLCARP Act. No 47, 1987, for recognizing the most outstanding research and researchers in agricultural research. Three most outstanding researches and researchers were given awards from each sector of Plantation, Non Plantation, and livestock & Fisheries. In addition, one research study from the plantation sector was selected to award a certificate of Commendation. The Award Ceremony was held on 14th December 2017 at the Auditorium of the Institute of Policy Studies, No 100/20, and Independence Avenue, Colombo 07. 120 participants were participated at this event sector was selected to award a certificate of Commendation.