Colombo, 06 October 2022 – 7th Sheikh Fahad Hiroshima-Asia Sports Medicine and Science Award in line
with the Asian Games 2022, by the Hiroshima City Sports Association, Hiroshima, Japan was awarded to
Dr. Chathuranga Ranasinghe at the General Assembly of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) on the 4th of
October 2022 which was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Award winner Dr. Ranasinghe, a specialist in
Sport and Exercise Medicine, is the Director of Sport Exercise Medicine Unit at the Faculty of Medicine
of University of Colombo and a member of Medical Committee of the National Olympic Committee of Sri
This prestigious award is given to one scientist/ doctor from Asia once in four years in line with Asian
Games in recognition of the scientific/ medical contribution to the sport and achievements in the Asian
region. It’s a competitive award selected by an independent expert panel. It is awarded at the General
Assembly of the OCA which is the mother organization of all 45 National Olympic Committees in Asia
which was held in Cambodia this term.
This award is given first time to a Sri Lankan and will give an international recognition to the country. It
will help to develop sports locally, build collaborations with the Asian countries for the development of
sport, science and technology transfer, multilateral relations and promote health and wellbeing of the public of Sri Lanka.