Mr. V. Sivahar, a senior lecturer in the department of materials science and engineering, has been received the best paper award at MERCon 2016 ( 2nd Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference) for his great supervision on “Non-Destructive Evaluation of Strength Gain of Ordinary Portland Cement Mortar by Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Method” in the track of Materials Science and Engineering. It was held at the Civil Engineering Auditorium, University of Moratuwa on 5-6 April 2016.