Prof. Upali Adikary achieved the rare milestone of 25 years service to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa. He was awarded the 25 years of long service medal at the long service awards ceremony held on 01 st January 2019.

He joined the department as a Lecturer (Probationary) in December 1993 and has been serving in the ranks of senior lecturer grade II, senior lecturer grade I and Professor. Prof. Adikary had been the head of the department for 3 terms from 2004 -2010 and 2013 -2016 and presently he is the director, staff development centre, University of Moratuwa.